Monthly Archives: November 2015

A bit of beauty

Hi there! Just a short post to share this great picture from camera-trapper/photographer Jonny Armstrong. Hope you’ll enjoy it as much as I do.

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Lethal control of jackals may be counteracted by compensatory immigration and reproduction

A very interesting paper by Minnie et al. has just been published. It shows that some compensatory life history responses in the black-backed jackal may undermine its management efforts to reduce livestock losses. Have a read at it: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/1365-2664.12581/abstract  

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Storme conducts research at Onderstepoort

As part of research collaboration with the University of Pretoria’s Department of Veterinary Tropical Diseases, Storme has journeyed up to the Onderstepoort campus to learn some diagnostic skills and screen the Karoo predators for blood parasites. Onderstepoort is home to … Continue reading

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Carnivore diet analysis in progress

Since the beginning of the Project in October 2012, Marine has been collecting caracal, black-backed jackal and leopard scats on farms and in Anysberg Nature Reserve to study their diets. With a total of more than 680 scats collected, it … Continue reading

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Maremma dogs keep foxes at bay

Check out this great article about Maremma dogs keeping foxes at bay on Middle Island, Australia. There, the dogs are used to protect wildlife, not sheep. Have a look at how these dogs are saving a penguin colony from decline:

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Following the movement of baboons on Karoo farms

Hello dear readers, this morning, I received some fresh news from the Baboon Project and Marion that I would like to share with you: “Now that the temperatures are starting to rise in the Karoo, let’s get a small refreshment by … Continue reading

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