Monthly Archives: August 2015

The Karoo Predator Project has a new sponsor!

About a week ago, Marine – our carnivore biologist – was in touch with Sanette Nel from Pelican South Africa, a regional office of Pelican Inc., USA, established in 2012. Sanette nicely offered sponsorship for the Project in the form … Continue reading

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A successful farmers meeting

On August 3rd, The Karoo Predator Project research team was invited to a farmers meeting in Laingsburg. Prof. Conradie presented some results from her research on farm economics, Prof. O’Riain gave feedback on Marine’s research (she was away in Europe … Continue reading

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More cluster visits to understand predators diet

While Marine was in Europe for the ICCB (see post below), Kai Fitchen, field technician of the carnivore Project, was back in the field to investigate new clusters of GPS points for our collared caracals. The Project still has three caracals … Continue reading

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The Karoo Predator Project at the ICCB

Last week, Marine Drouilly, our carnivore researcher, took part in the 27th International Congress for Conservation Biology – 4th European Congress for Conservation Biology in Montpellier, France. It was a great opportunity to meet with other researchers working on similar topics (human-wildlife … Continue reading

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“New” canid species in Africa!

There are now 36 species of Canids in the World! A recent study by Koepfli et al. published in Current Biology ( shows that African and Eurasian golden jackals are genetically distinct lineages. The consequence is that the African golden jackal … Continue reading

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