[botswanapredatorforum] Re: caracal and black backed jackal numbers

Hi Lorraine
Dereck has a very valid point here...data on these two species, especially 
caracal could really mean nothing...as any attempt at counting would be quiet a 
failure due to their reclusve beahviour.
Tony

--- On Thu, 2/23/12, Dereck Joubert <wildfilm@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:


From: Dereck Joubert <wildfilm@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: [botswanapredatorforum] Re: caracal and black backed jackal numbers
To: botswanapredatorforum@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Date: Thursday, February 23, 2012, 5:34 PM



Hi Lorraine,
I would be very sceptical about any attempt at a number for these two species 
in a place like Botswana or virtually any open habitat. You may need to do a 
few sample counts in small areas and try to extrapolate. 
All the best
Dereck


On 23/02/2012 15:30, "Lorraine Boast" <lboast@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:


Hi all,

Would anyone have rough estimates of caracal and black backed jackal numbers in 
Botswana. Are there any official figures?

Thanks

Lorraine

Lorraine Boast
PhD student 
Department of Zoology, University of Cape Town
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