Tag Archives: caracal

Urban caracal diet

Dear readers, It’s early winter in South Africa and Cape Town has been particularly warm and dry. So dry that the City implemented restrictions on water usage. We are all concerned and even with last week big storm the dam … 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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Author Workshop for Scientific Assessment on Livestock and Predation

Last Thursday and Friday, Justin, Nicoli, Marion and Marine were invited to Port Elizabeth to attend the author workshop for the Scientific Assessment on Livestock and Predation in South Africa (to learn more about the project, see previous post or click here). The … 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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The Karoo Predator Project now involved with PredSA

The Karoo Predator Project is now involved with the Scientific Assessment on Livestock Predation in South Africa (PredSA). The objective of this work is to “inform decision maker’s (in this case the South African government departments, and specifically the Ministers … Continue reading

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Short documentary about the Karoo: episode II

Dear readers, Our photographers Denis Palanque and Nathalie Houdin are happy to present the second episode of their series of short documentaries around their time in the Karoo. The second episode involves the small cats of the Karoo and the Cat … 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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