A helicopter game count is a vital part of wildlife management. A census ensures that the manager will have an intimate knowledge of the status of the entire reserve, possible only by regular airborne observation and recording of ecological data. Aspects such as general game condition, sex ratios, breeding performance, quality of breeding stock and excess bulls must be monitored. The general condition of animals will determine their breeding performance, an aspect linked to the vegetation, grazing and water quality. Future planning and management of a reserve becomes possible once a full picture of the environment has been obtained. C Vet has been involved in helicopter census work through out South Africa and Mozambique, in most provincial reserves as well as private land. C Vet has the experience to provide the client with important game management observations, data, and reporting with GIS and arc view mapping. C Vet is also able to provide more detailed ecological planning and reporting with the assistance of a qualified ecologist.