Caracal Project

The Namibian Caracal Project began in January 2011 and continues to expand. This year we hope to radio collar at least ten more caracals on livestock farms. Not only are we collecting the first ecological data on caracals at a large scale, but we are also working with livestock farmers to mitigate conflicts with caracals and other predators. This is essential because caracals are the most persecuted cat in Africa, yet no county has a population estimate based on scientific data. This is a multi-dimensional project that we will be involved with long into the future.