Since early 2016, a combined effort has been ongoing to conduct a science-based assessment to improve our understanding of livestock predation in South Africa. The effort originated after a proposal was developed by the Centre for African Conservation Ecology (ACE) at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University to fund and conduct such a scientific assessment.
For this effort, ACE has partnered with the Department of Environmental Affairs, Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (through the Red Meat Research Development Planning Committee, and the National Wool Growers Association), Cape Wools and the Mohair Trust and the process was initiated.
The effort, known as PredSA, is not only aimed at improving our understanding of livestock predation in South Africa, but also to assist government in creating a framework and guiding principles that will inform responsible decision-making. Click here to read the PredSA Process Document that contains a detailed description of the process that will be followed for the scientific assessment.
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