Monthly Newsletters

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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December 2020 Newsletter

The December newsletter wishes all its readers a Blessed Christmas, make mention that Niel Viljoen represented PMSA to inspect fencing around the Karoo National Parks with SANParks and Cape Nature, following complaints of damage causing animals, including lions, escaping the park.  The Predation Management Centre (PMC) avail information leaflets on predators, this month focusing on the feeding patters of the Caracal. 

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Newsletter November 2020

The November newsletter welcomes newly appointed GM of WRSA to the PMSA structures ; how research priorities have changed from Jackal and Caracal to Stray dogs, Baboons and Bushpigs, requesting research and tertiary institutions as well as research structures within agricultural commodities to consider, pursue and/or fund these priorities ; livestock farmers are invited to take part in a predation survey and the Predation Management Centre (PMC) avail leaflets on predators, specifically the reproduction cycle of the Caracal. 

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Newsletter October 2020

The October newsletter differentiates between a farmer who uses reactive predator control methods versus predation management practices in controlling predation losses.  Read about the intervention by PMSA to assist Western Cape Predation Forum to solve issue of damage caused by bush pigs in the Southern Cape area.  The Predation Management Centre (PMC) compiled a summary of a study completed in 2016 on the economic impact of predation in the wildlife ranching industry.

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September 2020

The discussions and decisions taken during PMSA executive meeting in August, is contained in the September 2020 newsletter.  According to predation specialist Niel Viljoen, the isolation process is the most successful predation management practice. 

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August 2020

If you ever wondered who the PMSA comprise of, read the August 2020 newsletter.  Predation expert Niel Viljoen uses his own website to hep farmers manage predation effectively.  The University of the Free State, Predation Management Centre (PMC) reveals new research, which incorporate research findings into a management information system. 

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