Agulhas Biodiversity Initiative

Connecting leopard habitat in WCape needed

Connecting leopard habitat in WCape needed

Agulhas Biodiversity Initiative

Not much is known about the last free-roaming top predator in the Western and Eastern Cape - the leopard. But a new study has aimed to report on leopard population structuring in these regions using nuclear DNA. The study, led by Jeannine McManus of the Landmark Foundation, found that leopards here exist in a fragmented population structure with lower than expected genetic diversity. As a result, the right management actions are needed to increase habitat connectivity, and reduce human-carnivore conflict.

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Connecting leopard habitat in WCape needed

Agulhas Biodiversity Initiative

The Agulhas Biodiversity Initiative (ABI) is a landscape initiative that serves as the conservation coordination hub of the Overberg region of South Africa. ABI is the meeting place for those involved in, or interested in, conserving this biodiversity hotspot. From private landowners, to government ...

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