Game & Wildlife

Can caracals save sheep?

Richard and Marion Holmes were losing about 50 sheep a year to jackal until Austrian researcher Dr Mircea Pfleiderer, while studying small cats, suggested they introduce more caracal.

South Africa’s Mrs Crocodile Dundee

Rodene Lambrecht says crocodile farming is not for the faint-hearted; it's a high-risk, tough and export-driven industry, but good management, patience and endurance is helping her get ahead. Wilma den Hartigh visited Rodene's farm near Hartbeesfontein in North West after her recent crowning as Department of Agriculture and Absa's 2006 Female Farmer of the Year: Top Producer for Export Markets.

Aardvark -nature’s engineer or farmer’s nuisance?

Roelof Bezuidenhout speaks to Gareth Whittington-Jones of the Wildlife and Reserve Management Research Group at Rhodes University about his research on the aardvark in three nature reserves in the Eastern and ­Northern Cape, and its role in shaping the ecology of a region.

Indijon firefighting trailer – quick to deal with veld fires

Self-contained, rapid response, firefighting unit - these terms are used to describe the new Indijon fire-fighting trailer. SABS-approved, this unit is giving larger firefighting tenders a run for their money. Chris Nel reports.

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