[botswanapredatorforum] Re: caracal and black backed jackal numbers

  • From: Lorraine Boast <lboast@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "botswanapredatorforum@xxxxxxxxxxxxx" <botswanapredatorforum@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 24 Feb 2012 09:46:45 +0000 (GMT)

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



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> 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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