Monthly Archives: September 2015
Come and meet us during the Arid Zone Ecology Forum! Dr. Marion Tafani, Marine Drouilly, Strome Viljoen and Prof. Justin O’Riain will present their work during the 4-day conference held at the Goegap Nature Reserve in Springbok, South Africa in … Continue reading
Nathalie Houdin and Denis Palanque are working hard on their Project and the photos they took during the two sessions they spent with us on the Karoo Predator Project in the field. Canon invited them to give conferences at the … Continue reading
This morning, I received a great message from Marion, who is having a little break from the lab work. She would like to introduce us to “Ricotta”, a newly-collared Karoo baboon. Ricotta is a small adult female of 11.5kg – light … Continue reading
While the sheep dogs are working hard to protect sheep from jackals and other predators, our post doc, Marion, is working on evaluating the conflict severity between farmers and baboons in the Karoo. As a reminder: Marion collected hair samples and bones … Continue reading
Hi everyone, Today, we are happy to share with you some feedback received from one of the farmers we’ve been working with from the beginning of the Project, Lukas Botes. He took on the responsibility to train and use a guard dog … Continue reading
Prof. Beatrice Conradie and Dr. Marion Tafani were present at Beaufort West Farmers’ Meeting to continue informing farmers about the ongoing work and first results in the Karoo. Thanks to the Department of Agriculture for inviting us!
Time is slowly marching on as Storme, disease ecologist and newly initiated molecular biologist, puts in hard hours in the laboratory back at the University of Cape Town. Preliminary results from the examination of blood slides has shown that there … Continue reading