Monthly Newsletters

Januarie 2018

January newsletter comprise of a notice that the Scientific Assessment is now in its final stages, PMF to join forces with baboon damage interest group, "Roofdiere en boere, ken jy vyand", a second part of an article by Dr. Gerhard Verdoorn that highlights the importance of spoor identification by predators.  Read here

November 2017

The November newsletter contains articles relating to municipalities and stray dogs ; PMiC seeks information for institutional memory ; from the news desk of PMiC, extension of period for commenting on Scientific Assessment ; scab infected jackal to be seen and the first extract from article by Dr. Gerhard Verdoorn on "Roofdiere en boere:  ken jou vyand". Read here



October 2017

Predation Specialist Niel Viljoen tells of his adventures during a study tour to the US recently, activities that was monitored by the Predation Management Information Centre (PMiC) during October ; Predation Management Manual teaches how to apply integrated predation management and a systems-thinking analysis of predator conflict management on selected SA farms by Tim Snow.  Read here

September 2017

September newsletter requests that all who experience predation losses, share information with Predation Management Information Centre (PMiC).  Bredasdorp hosts an interesting predation information day.  All stakeholders are invited to participate in the PredSA (Scientific Assessment) process by registering as a stakeholder, enabling them to make formal comments on the draft reports.  The PMF is once again taking up the initiative by requesting input suppliers to reduce rates for jackal fencing.  Read here.

August 2017

The annual Predation Management Forum took place at the end of August 2017.  The newsletter continues with chapter on Integrated predation management, which is extracted monthly from the Predation Management Manual.  Purpose of demonstration farms coordinated by Niel Viljoen at 30 farms countrywide. Read here

July 2017

Griffon Poison Information Centre Specialist, Dr. Gerhard Verdoorn shared his views on the irresponsible use of poison to combat predators and by clamping down on dogs, the small antelope are boosted.  Progress on discussions with the South African Local Government Association (SALGA) and National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (NSPCA) to seek solutions on stray dogs causing devastation to livestock and game.  The newsletter contains an extract taken from the Predation Management Manual, which deals with the question of what is integrated predation management. Read here

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