The Kalahari San people are reknowned for their intricate knowledge of their environment and incredible tracking abilities. CCB has a long history of utilizing the skills of San trackers and they are providing new insights into the status of cheetahs in the farmlands of the region, Our research department has initiated a tracking study to search for large predators in the farms of the Ghanzi District. Looking at predator densities, movement patterns, relationships between species and their interactions can help us in building mitigation methods to combat the human wildlife conflict that threatens many predator species in this area. The collection of scats also enables us to build our database for our diet analysis, genetics research and helps to demonstrate that cheetahs rarely make livestock kills, preferring wild game species. This can have a beneficial effect on the tolerance of farmers in the region who perceive cheetahs to be a regular livestock threat.
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