The convoy with its precious cargo of scientists and their samples, left this morning for Johannesburg. After 10 days of hard work, dedication and passion for their field of study, the group returned to UJ with lots of samples and impressions of new areas visited and time spent together in synergy with fellow scientist. All round an enriching experience for us all.
It’s with great appreciation that we want to thank our sponsors who supported us over the last 12 years and we hope they will continue partnering with us as the iBOL Barcode of Life project expands over Southern Africa.
A very special thank you to Toyota SA who’s trusty vehicles “Lead the way” and take us to the various biodiversity hotspots that the scientist has to survey. Without the Goodyear rubber, we can just as well stay home, and the National Luna fridges that keep the samples fresh, the fish samples frozen, and the water and beer cold adds great value to our outdoor work. A big thank you to Jurgens CI, Campworld for their sturdy off road trailers that help transporting the massive amount of samples to their various labs, where they will be sorted over the next couple of months. Also a special thanks to Total who pitched in once again, especially with the price hike in fuel, which was not expected.
With this Toyota Enviro Outreach’s new amount of samples collected, Michelle and her team has work for the next year! Save journey home to all and a well deserved couple of rest days.
Watch this space next year beginning of April!
Gerhard, Elmarie and the Klipbokkop team.