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Borehole Solutions

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Borehole Solutions

Many, if not most game reseves utilise boreholes to keep both natural or man-made waterholes full. The principle placement of these waterholes is specifically to attract game for ecotourism reasons.

The ecological impact is, as you may notice around the pan excessive degredation of the immediate surrounding habitat. This can result in detrimental erosion if allowed to continue indefinately.

The placement of articial waterholes is a common management tool. Judicious management of the environment should see the pan deliberately left to run dry, while a new pan in created elsewhere. This allows for the 1st pan's habitat to recover and the process contnues.

For more on this discussion see the WildifeCampus: Wildlife Management and Game Ranch Economics Courses .

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thank you for the additional info...

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It's unlikely that the Pan and thus the Cam are in any jeopardy at present. The Sabi Sands, where the Pan is located is one the most densely populated area in the world on terms of lodges.

In land value, it is more costly per square metre than the CBD’s of the major metropolitan area of South Africa. This equates to a seriously vested interest in ensuring that the habitat is maintained.

To this end, the area has been under expert management for half a century and is continuously and closely monitored.

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"BenODen" wrote:
What does that mean for our Cam here? Is the installation such that it can be relocated without too much trouble?

I have the same question.

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Hmm, very interesting indeed. I would imagine it would have some effect on the overall animal cycle itself too? What does that mean for our Cam here? Is the installation such that it can be relocated without too much trouble?

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Very interesting thanks

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Thank you WLC, this is all very interesting! Laughing out loud

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