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donations-buttonThanks for visiting our donations page! Good timing, because we are currently running a crowdfunding campaign to help fund our study on dietary trends in the Ngorongoro hyenas. Along with experts at the Berlin Center for Genomics in Biodiversity Research (BeGenDiv), we are using a cutting edge technique known as DNA metabarcoding which poses several advantages over traditional analyses.

The results of this study will contribute to our knowledge of hyena behavioral flexibility and promote conservation outcomes that meet the needs of both people and wildlife in Ngorongoro. However, equipment and lab costs are high, so we need your help! If you are interested in supporting this effort, please consider reading more about the project and making a donation by following this link.

The Ngorongoro hyenas have become one of the world’s best-studied mammal populations. Donations of any amount contribute to the continuation of our research. You can make donations to the Ngorongoro Hyena Project through the SOPA Society, a non-profit organisation founded by Swiss journalist and publicist Erich Gysling and veterinarian Dr. Bettina Klink. The SOPA Society is domiciled in Switzerland and its sole purpose is to support our project.
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100% of any donation will be attributed to our project. Donations are used to cover the running costs of our research project and pay for the wages of our Tanzanian assistants and students. Donations are tax-deductible!

Examples of costs of our research project:

  • icon hyena
    70,- Euros would pay for the costs to assign the father to 10 hyena cubs.
  • icon phone
    100,- Euros would cover our phone and internet expenses for 1 month.
  • icon GPS
    250,- Euros would pay for a new GPS device.
  • icon car
    300,- Euros would pay for the fuel and costs of maintenance of the research vehicle for 1 month.
  • icon binocular
    500,- Euros would pay for a suitable pair of binoculars.
  • Massai Morani
    500,- Euros would fund the salary + equipment of one assistant for 1 month.
  • icon camera
    2.500,- Euros would cover the costs to replace our most important piece of equipment, our photo camera with high-quality lens.
  • Thank you very much for your support!