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Second year of good exchange with the Conservation Biology MSc students

For the second consecutive year, the Karoo Predator Project was invited to lecture the conservation biology MSc students at UCT. The first day, Beatrice talked about her research and Nicoli presented the jackal narratives. On the second day, Marine gave a talk … Continue reading

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Congratulations to Storme Viljoen!

The Karoo Predator Project is very proud of their M.Sc. student Storme Viljoen for handing in her Master thesis “Wildlife health in human-modified landscapes: epidemiology of tick-borne pathogens affecting black-backed jackals and caracals” on Monday at the University of Cape … Continue reading

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For our French followers

For our followers who can read French, here is the last article published by the Project about the diet of predators in the Karoo: http://www.polegrandspredateurs.org/2017/02/03/que-vous-avez-de-grandes-dents-les-predateurs-du-karoo-preferent-neanmoins-les-proies-naturelles-aux-moutons/#more-3397 The Karoo Predator Project thank the “Pôle Grands Prédateurs” for hosting articles about the project … Continue reading

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Passing away of our friend and partner Piet Gouws

The Karoo Predator Project is deeply saddened by the passing of its partner and friend Piet Gouws. A memorial service was held in Laingsburg on Saturday 28/01/2017. Piet will be profoundly missed, in the Karoo and beyond. We lost more … Continue reading

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Get-together in the Alps

Marine, Nathalie Houdin and Denis Palanque (our French photographers) met in the Alps at the beginning of the year, around a warm cheese pizza, to discuss the potential for a South African exhibition about the Karoo Predator Project. It has … Continue reading

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On conservation photography…

Dear readers, Happy New Year! To start 2017 well, I am glad to offer you the opportunity to read an interview (in English!) of our French photographers working on the Karoo Predator Project. Nathalie and Denis won a very competitive … Continue reading

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Reducing livestock depredation, a lesson from large carnivore studies

In December, 17 an interesting paper by Miller et al. was published in the Wildlife Society Bulletin about how effective different techniques (lethal and non-lethal) are to reduce livestock depredation by large carnivores. Although the study dealt with large carnivores such … Continue reading

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