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Research: Predator abundances, predator-prey interactions & diet of Mesopredators in the Gamka Mountains

Research: Predator abundances, predator-prey interactions & diet of Mesopredators in the Gamka Mountains

Elani Steenkamp joined the Cape Leopard Trust in 2014 to do her Masters degree in Conservation Ecology at the University of Stellenbosch. She has always had a passion for wild animals especially felines, even though she is a city girl.

Her desire to help animals in need by occasionally volunteering at animal shelters motivated her to undertake a Masters degree on Mesopredators, which are vital in the human-wildlife conflict on farmlands.

Elani is based in the Klein Karoo studying the diet and abundance of black-backed jackals and caracals.

The Cape Leopard Trust Trapping Techniques

icon no trapShort overview of three trapping methods considered by the Cape Leopard Trust as safe and humane: Cage traps, Foot loop traps or Foot snares, Soft-catch traps, References to relevant scientific literature.

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