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New KPP paper on the dietary niche relationships among predators on farmland and a protected area

The Karoo Predator Project is happy to announce that Wiley has published our research on the dietary niche relationships among predators on farmland and a protected area in the Journal of Wildlife Management. The paper was followed by an article … Continue reading

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Storme and Marine spread their results in the science community!

Recently, Storme and Marine presented some of their work at different conferences. Storme attended the 45th Annual Parasitological Society of Southern Africa conference, while Marine went to the 9th Science Student Council Symposium at UCT. This is what Storme reports about … Continue reading

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Up hill and down dale

In the last couple of months, the first baboon collars started to drop-off. Cheddar lost her collar after 2122 positions were recorded for 5 months and Brie after 2218-recorded positions. Now it’s time for data analysis. The other monitored troops kept … 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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Dogs and farmer work well together

Good morning everyone, Today, I would like to share with you an email I received from Kevin van Wyk. Kevin is a farmer who tried livestock guarding dogs (LSG) to protect his sheep and this is what he has to say: … Continue reading

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Successful dog, successful farmer

Hi everyone, Today, we are happy to share with you some feedback received from one of the farmers we’ve been working with from the beginning of the Project, Lukas Botes. He took on the responsibility to train and use a guard dog … Continue reading

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Visiting GPS clusters of collared roikatte (Caracal caracal)

Research on mesocarnivore diet is underway. Marine collected more than 600 scats of black-backed jackals, caracals and leopards both on farmlands and in the Reserve. The analysis will start soon in the lab at UCT. Another way of determining diet … Continue reading

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