Biodiversity can thrive on farms

Hello dear readers,

Today, I would like to offer you a great read from my friend Megan Murgatroyd, who has just submitted her PhD on the ecology of black eagles with the University of Cape Town:

https://theconversation.com/eagles-and-agriculture-not-a-zero-sum-game-54408

Black-eagle nest in the Sandveld. A variety of prey is brought to the chick by the parents. Picture: Megan Murgatroyd

In her paper, Megan – using the iconic black-eagle as a reference species –  shows that biodiversity protection and agriculture are not incompatible if farming is shared with pieces of protected habitats (very similar results to what I am starting to discover with my camera-trap data from the Central Karoo farmlands).

The Karoo Predator Project wishes Megan Murgatroyd good luck for the obtention of her PhD degree.

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