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New paper published on species richness and occupancy on farmland and in Anysberg Nature Reserve

Dear followers, I am happy to share with you that we have published a new paper in the international journal Biological Conservation and titled “Multi-species occupancy modelling of mammal and ground bird communities in rangeland in the Karoo: A case for … Continue reading

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Wolf urine creates fear in red foxes

A new paper has been published recently in the scientific journal Oecologia about a possible mechanism through which medium-sized predators avoid interactions with larger predators. Link to the paper: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00442-018-4133-3 Dog food was made available to red foxes at feeding stations … Continue reading

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An interesting read about ditching stereotypes when working with human communities

Although about orangutans in Borneo, this blog is a great read for anyone involves in conservation work with local communities. Humans are as (or even more!) complex than animals, and as ecologists/conservationists, we sometimes tend to forget it. https://pokokborneo.wordpress.com/2018/02/27/ditching-stereotypes-to-save-orangutans/

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Webinar on large carnivore in Europe and interesting story of a shepherdess in the Swiss Alps

Today, The Karoo Predator Project attended a webinar on large carnivores in Europe (grey wolf, Eurasian lynx and brown bear) and on how sheep farmers could protect their sheep from predation. Tonu Talvi (Environmental Board of Estonia) and Valeria Salvatori (co-author … Continue reading

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UCT puts our research in the spotlight

This week, UCT chose to communicate about our recent paper on dietary niche relationship between predators in the Karoo. They published a great article written by Nadia Krige about it called “The unexpected appetites of predators in the Karoo”. Our … Continue reading

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New KPP paper on the dietary niche relationships among predators on farmland and a protected area

The Karoo Predator Project is happy to announce that Wiley has published our research on the dietary niche relationships among predators on farmland and a protected area in the Journal of Wildlife Management. The paper was followed by an article … Continue reading

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The Karoo Predator Project participates in the conservation assessment of Canis mesomelas

Dear followers, As you probably know from a previous blog post, the Karoo Predator Project is involved in some of the assessments for the 2016 Red List of Mammals of South Africa, Lesotho and Swaziland. The project is led by … Continue reading

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