The Karoo Predator Project at the CapeNature Conservation Services Forum

On Wednesday morning, Marine presented The Karoo Predator Project at the Conservation Services Forum organized by CapeNature and held in the Potberg Environment Centre.

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Entrance of the de Hoop Nature Reserve where Potberg and the Whale Trail are situated.

For one hour, Marine spoke about the creation of the Karoo Predator Project, the different stakeholders involved, her research questions and her findings so far. The talk was very well received with lots of interesting questions at the end. It was also a great opportunity to give more coverage to the Karoo Predator Project and to meet other conservationists from CapeNature.

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Presentation by Marine.

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Talk by Helene van der Westhuyzen.

In the afternoon, Henry de Lange, another guest speaker, talked about the use of camera traps to collect biodiversity data. He showed that people and reserve managers can learn about biodiversity, even if they only have a few cameras available. His website is interesting and shows great pictures and graphs about the wildlife around Cape Town. Did you know that there are honey badgers (ratels) in Tygerberg?? I didn’t! Have a look here: http://cameratrap.mywild.co.za/

The Karoo Predator Project would like to thank CapeNature for their support since the beginning of the Karoo Predator Project in 2013 and a particular thank you to Helene van der Westhuizen for facilitating the Conservation Services Forum and inviting Marine. See you next year to share more results with you all!

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