Monthly Newsletters

June 2021 Newsletter

The June newsletter features the successes of the 27 predation monitor farms distributed throughout the 6 provinces.  Full report by Predation specialist Niel Viljoen is available here  An article by further elaborates on the annual report relating to monitor farms. 

The Predation Management Information Centre (PMiC) compiled leaflets on a series of predators and this month, they focus on the diet and feeding ecology of leopards in South Africa. 

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May 2021 Newsletter

The May newsletter touches on the latest report from Niel Viljoen and his 13-year journey with predation monitor farms and the extraordinary results obtained from the integrated livestock predation management programme and the impact of management on both livestock and predators. 

The Predation Management Information Centre (PMiC) uploaded an updated version of "Predation management in South Africa - historical milestones" to their website. 

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April 2021 Newsletter

In the April edition, organisations, organised structures, specialists and manufacturers who are directly impacted by predation, were invited to apply as members of PMSA.  

Niel Viljoen, representing the PMSA, together with Cape Nature and the Karoo National Park was part of an inspection team of KNP'S game fence, to make recommendations on possible upgrades of the fence to meet Cape Nature provincials standards. 

Mobile applications (apps) as tools in predation management programmes are available to record predation losses and management.


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March 2021 Newsletter

An interesting read from the pen of Dr. Sam Ferreira, large mammal ecologist for SANParks, on the impact that lions may have on the livelihoods of people who live next to reserves and national parks. 

Leaflets on Predators can be obtained from the Predation Management Centre  (PMC) website - the March newsletter focusses on Leopards. 

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February 2021 Newsletter

The February newsletter informs the reader on proposed research on bush pig behaviour and potential solutions to reduce damage.  Farmers are encouraged to report scenes and exposure to sheep scab in jackal. 

This month, the Predation Management Centre (PMC) focuses on leaflets on damage causing stray dogs.

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January 2021 Newsletter

The January newsletter shares the experience of Prins Albert farmer Joseph Steyn in his quest to find a new predator control method by using drones.  

The Predation Management Centre (PMC) has sourced several studies on predators and predation management.  This month they describe some of the most common lethal and non-lethal methods to reduce predation on livestock by caracals. 

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