Monthly Newsletters

November 2016

This newsletter contains an article which portrays good cooperation between roleplayers in the Western Cape ; extract from article in Landbouweekblad whereby Baboons are regarded a real threat to Karoo livestock farmers ; clarification on a misconception that Porcupines eat water pipes because they are thirsty and an article on the first AgriSETA accredited course on predation, presented by Niel Viljoen in KZN.  Read here.

October 2016

This newsletter contains articles relating to the protocol for helicopter air control as well as a prompt for a structured predation management programme to be in place for February jackal breeding. Read more.



September 2016

This newsletter contains articles pertaining to a survey under farmers who are using guarding animals to protect livestock against predators, early 2017 should see the implementation of Norms & Standards, register to get updates on predator scientific assessment (PredSA), the installation of electric fencing in such a way that it does not trap or electrocute tortoises, request by UCT towards farmers who are exposed to baboons killing livestock and predator research in the central Karoo by UCT.  Read here.

August 2016

Newsletter containing articles providing a possible reason why jackal are infested with sarcoptic mites, newly launched predator manual, looking for Karoo farmers who can assist with predator research and info relating to "Shepherding back our Biodiversity project" in Beaufort West. Read here.

July 2016

Newsletter containing articles relating to a recent published paper by Prof. Graham Kerley re predators on private land, Dr. Gerhard Verdoorn gives advice on registered products to use for scab infected jackal and Niel Viljoen pleads with farmers to stop trying to outsmart and fight predators.  Read here.

June 2016

Snippets of news relating to progress with Norms and Standards, DEA and DAFF pledge commitment to the advancement of the scientific assessment, advice from Niel Viljoen how to simplify and continuously improve predation management, questions relating to the legal use of predator control by means of poison, The Co-op, Humansdorp hands over a cheque in the amount of R45 000 for predator training programme and someone enquires whether the call of a hyena could possibly be a jackal.  Read here.


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