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The KPP at the 2nd International Jackal Symposium

From the 31st of October to the 2nd of November, the Second International Jackal Symposium (2IJS) was taking place in Marathon Bay, Greece. A great opportunity for both Marine and Nicoli to present their research on jackals. Marine gave a … Continue reading

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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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Launch of iCWild, the new Institute at the University of Cape Town

Hello everyone, I am really excited to announce the launch of a newly-created interdisciplinary Institute at the University of Cape Town, called iCWild for Institute for Communities and Wildlife in Africa. The aim of the Institute is to understand the … 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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Roofdiernavorsing – call to all the Karoo farmers!

Dear farmers, Do you live or have a farm in the Karoo? Marion and I need your help to answer a short questionnaire about predators. Please, contact us to receive the questionnaire in Afrikaans or in English and be part of … Continue reading

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Baboon capture – welcome to the Project, Ricotta!

This morning, I received a great message from Marion, who is having a little break from the lab work. She would like to introduce us to “Ricotta”, a newly-collared Karoo baboon. Ricotta is a small adult female of 11.5kg – light … Continue reading

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Baboon-farmer conflict research

While the sheep dogs are working hard to protect sheep from jackals and other predators, our post doc, Marion, is working on evaluating the conflict severity between farmers and baboons in the Karoo. As a reminder: Marion collected hair samples and bones … Continue reading

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