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New paper published about the conflict between predators and small-livestock farmers in the Karoo

Dear readers, The Karoo Predator Project is happy to announce the publication of its recent research in a special issue (“Karoo Special Issue: Trajectories of Change in the Anthropocene”) of the African Journal of Range and Forage Science, titled “Spatial, … Continue reading

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Final feedback on the Karoo Predator Project

Last week, Marion and Marine drove up to the Central Karoo to give a final feedback on the results of their research to the farmers and other interested parties. Nelmarié Saayman from the Department of Agriculture – Western Cape Government … Continue reading

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Two days with CapeNature

Last week, Marion and Marine were invited by Dr.AnneLise Schutte-Vlok (again!) to present their research at the CapeNature Quarterly Meeting in Oudtshoorn. It was good to see Marius Brand (manager of Anysberg Nature Reserve) and Theresa van der Westhuizen (Conservation … Continue reading

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Presentation at the Gouritz Cluster Biosphere Reserve Forum

Last Tuesday, Marion and I (Marine) woke up at 4 am to leave Cape Town and drive to the Oudtshoorn Experimental Farm in the Karoo. We were invited by Dr. AnneLise Schutte-Vlok to give presentations at the Gouritz Cluster Biosphere Reserve (GCBR) Forum. Marion … Continue reading

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A successful Karoo trip to share our results with farmers

On Friday, 11th of November, the Karoo Predator Project set up on a journey to share results and information about predators with the farmer communities in the Karoo. The trip started on Friday afternoon with two vehicles: one with Justin, visiting … Continue reading

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November roadshow in the Karoo

Dear readers, Summer is (very) slowly coming to the Cape and before the end-of-year festivities, the Karoo Predator Project is going to go on a roadshow through parts of the Karoo to present some of the results of the research that … Continue reading

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Two prizes at the SAWMA Symposium for the Karoo Predator Project

Hello all, At the end of September, the Karoo Predator Project (Prof. Justin O’Riain, Dr. Marion Tafani, Storme Viljoen and Marine Drouilly) was present at the SAWMA Symposium in the Limpopo Province, along with other students and post-docs from the … Continue reading

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The Karoo Predator Project will be at the SAWMA Symposium, Limpopo

Dear readers, The Karoo Predator Project is happy to announce that Dr. Marion Tafani, Storme Viljoen and Marine Drouilly (along with Prof. Justin O’Riain) will be presenting some of their research during the SAWMA Symposium held in September (18-21) at Tzaneen Country … Continue reading

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Who is watching who?

For the last months, our baboon researcher, Dr. Marion Tafani,  has been setting up camera traps in locations frequently visited by baboons to assess troop size and composition and the body condition of our monitored troops.           These pictures … Continue reading

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Following the movement of baboons on Karoo farms

Hello dear readers, this morning, I received some fresh news from the Baboon Project and Marion that I would like to share with you: “Now that the temperatures are starting to rise in the Karoo, let’s get a small refreshment by … Continue reading

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