Many organisations, working groups and institutions are studying wildlife movement ecology across Africa. Environmental conditions vary across the continent, as do management practices, species compositions and resource availability, leading to a complex mosaic of factors that can affect movement, even within a species. AfriMove aims to provide a platform that facilitates interaction and collaboration between all entities studying wildlife movement ecology in Africa. Data sharing under agreed regulations can provide access to extended datasets, allowing comparison of movement ecology under different conditions.
AfriMove was conceived during a workshop on GPS data relating to movement ecology, held at the Wits Rural Facility, South Africa, on March 9-11th, 2018. Over 30 individuals attended, representing eight African countries with data on over a dozen species of African wildlife. Representatives from EuroUngulates presented their database framework and the decision was made to move forward with creating AfriMove.