Farming with Predators - Human-wildlife conflict in Namibia

Project aims and objectives

The ultimate aim of this research is to produce a computer program that will help farmers and other land-owners to find the "best" methods for their specific circumstances of protecting their livestock from predators. If we better understand the ecology and spatial movement of predators that (sometimes) kill our livestock, we can better protect our livestock and ensure the long-term sustainability of our farming enterprise. The long-term survival of both leopards and cheetahs is in the hands of farmers. The predators on which this study will concentrate, are leopards (Panthera pardus), cheetahs (Acinonyx jubatus), caracals (Felis caracal) en black-backed jackals (Canis mesomelas), since these are the predators that most farmers have indicated as "problem animals" in the past. To reach this project aim, there are a number of more detailed objectives:


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