[botswanapredatorforum] Re: caracal and black backed jackal numbers

  • From: Dereck Joubert <wildfilm@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <botswanapredatorforum@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 23 Feb 2012 17:34:18 +0200

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

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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