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June 2022 Newsletter

  • Slow progress with legislation at the most recent Wildlife Forum meeting, held 13 June 2022. 
  • SA Hunters manager Lizanne Nel report on Leopard Forum meeting. 
  • In an attempt to inform consumers that livestock producers approach predation in a responsible, scientific and sustainable manner, the June 2022 newsletter continues to address preventative control measures, focusing on Collars and highlighting the pro's and cons for Protective-, Deterrent- and Odoriferous collars.   
  • Producers often ask why they should apply conservation farming or conservation in general to their properties, since their primary activity is agriculture or agricultural production. In the last of three-part series, Jaco van Deventer of Cape Nature seeks to encourage farmers to apply holistic farming management.
  • National Museum publication focus on predation.

 

May 2022 Newsletter

  • Predation monitor farms, a 14-year journey through the Integrated Livestock Predation Management Programme, is projected in the annual report by Niel Viljoen. 
  • In an attempt to inform consumers that livestock producers approach predation in a responsible, scientific and sustainable manner, the May 2022 newsletter continues to address preventative control measures, focusing on light- and large-scale odour deterrents.  The Modern Shepherd, which works on animal senses by keeping predators away from livestock through sound and smell, is part of the toolbox of predation methods. 
  • Producers often ask why they should apply conservation farming or conservation in general to their properties, since their primary activity is agriculture or agricultural production. In the second of a three-part article, Jaco van Deventer of Cape Nature seeks to encourage farmers to apply holistic farming management.
  • Eastern Cape Predation Forum 
  • National Museum publication focus on predation.

 

April 2022 Newsletter

  • In an attempt to inform consumers that livestock producers approach predation in a responsible, scientific and sustainable manner, the April 2022 newsletter continues to address preventative control measures, focusing on sound deterrents such as the Modern Shepherd, which works on animal senses by keeping predators away from livestock through sound and smell.
  • Producers often ask why they should apply conservation farming or conservation in general to their properties, since their primary activity is agriculture or agricultural production. In this first article of three, Jaco van Deventer of Cape Nature seeks to encourage farmers to apply holistic farming management.
  • Who is PMSA and what are they busy with ? Powerpoint presentation for download.
  • Check out the website of Niel Viljoen, which gives comprehensive guidelines that help farmers to choose lambing areas, lambing times as well as management strategies for the erection of fences.
  • National Museum publication focus on predation.

 

March 2022 Newsletter

In an attempt to inform consumers that livestock producers approach predation in a responsible, scientific and sustainable manner, the March 2022 newsletter addresses preventative control measures of micro camp systems and kraals, under the FENCING banner.  Predation specialist, Niel Viljoen further provides practical and workable tips on the methods. 

PMSA participated in their first meeting of the Wildlife Forum, where they indicated their willingness to participate in the Global Environment Facility (GEF 7). 

The availability of leopard cage traps, sponsored by CHASA, to the East Cape Department of Conservation and permit holders in the Eastern Cape. 

The Western Cape Predation Management Forum held a meeting recently and are investigating alternative control methods for jackals. 

The National Museum in Bloemfontein published a special predation issue in their journal Indago. 

 

Click here to read the March edition of the newsletter -  sponsored by FARMRanger - www.farmranger.co.za 

 

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