[botswanapredatorforum] Re: caracal and black backed jackal numbers

Hi Lorraine

As you know I calculated a density estimate for jackal in the Ghanzi area
in my PhD thesis but did not capture enough images of caracal to do the
same for them.

Best wishes

Vivien

On 24 February 2012 09:46, Lorraine Boast <lboast@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Thank you to everyone for your replies. Its looks like caracal and jackal
> numbers are very variable and largely an unknown.
>
> Thanks for your help
>
>   ------------------------------
> *From:* tony reumerman <tonyinthebush@xxxxxxxxx>
> *To:* botswanapredatorforum@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> *Sent:* Friday, 24 February 2012, 11:27
>
> *Subject:* [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
> +255 (0) 773833237
>
>
>
>


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Vivien Kent, PhD
Email: vivien.kent@xxxxxxxxx
Website: www.vivienkent.com

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