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Protected Areas Advisory Committee Meeting in Anysberg Nature Reserve

Last Saturday, Zoe Woodgate, a PhD student working on the critically endangered riverine rabbit across the drylands of South Africa, and Marine Drouilly went to Anysberg Nature Reserve in the Little Karoo to present their respective project and some of their … Continue reading

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Hot on the “tail” of a jackal

Last week, Prof. Jeremy Seekings, Director of the Center for Social Science Research, and Kai Fitchen, field technician for the Karoo Predator Project, went back to the Karoo to walk the path one of our male collared jackals travelled on … Continue reading

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Camera-trapping research and the joys of Bayesian statistics

Dear readers, It’s been a while since we haven’t posted any stories or pictures on the blog and we apologize. I am simply completely overwhelmed with work (this is what I get for wanting to do a PhD 😉 ), … 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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GPS collars are dropping-off

Spring is a great time to do fieldwork in the Karoo: it is not too warm or too cold, flowers are beautiful and it is dry. Last week-end, Marine and Kai went to Anysberg Nature Reserve in the Klein Karoo … Continue reading

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Meeting with photojournalist Mitch Reardon

This week-end, the Karoo Predator Project carnivore team set off to Anysberg Nature Reserve and the surrounding farms to visit GPS clusters for 3 collared black-backed jackals in the area. Despite a very capricious weather, the little team visited points on … Continue reading

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Black-backed jackals captures in Anysberg

Exciting times ahead! Next week, Marine and Niel will be heading off to Anysberg Nature Reserve to continue the captures of black-backed jackals. So far, 3 jackals have been collared there in 10 days during April and we are hoping … Continue reading

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