The aims of the mammal assessment include the following:
– To identify and list all mammals that can possibly be present within the proposed area of development (transmission lines and sub stations);
– To identify any rare and endangered mammal species that can potentially be present within the proposed area of development;
– To identify the potential impacts and mitigation measures on the animal life due to the destruction of habitat that will take place as a result of the construction activities.
– The desktop study of the animal life involved investigating the occurrence of different species of mammals using field guides, Red Data Books and text books.