Caracal and Mongoose Research in KZN
Jarryd Streicher is a PhD candidate at UKZN Pmb campus and is currently researching Caracal and Mongoose in our area. Jarryd will give a talk on the work that has already been done on these species in the Kwazulu-Natal Midlands. Below is a short summary of the research objectives.
“Through the use of GPS telemetry, we aim to understand the spatio-temporal ecology of four mammalian carnivore species (Caracal: Caracal caracal, large grey mongoose: Herpestes ichneumon, white-tailed mongoose: Ichneumia albicauda and water mongoose Atilax paludinosus) within areas of the Krantzkloof Conservancy and Durban Metropolitan Open Space System (D’MOSS). This project builds on data we have collected for the species on farmlands of the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands. Contrasting the spatio-temporal habits along a land-use gradient of these mammalian carnivores, will provide us with a holistic understanding of how anthropogenic forces are effecting them at varying levels.”