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The Republic of Karoo

Where is the “Karoo Republic”? Do you need a special visa to go there? And what exactly is going on down there?

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Jackal

Jackals, Sheep Farmers and Biodiversity in the Karoo

One of the largest camera trap surveys ever undertaken in the world is starting in the Karoo, focusing on predators, farming and biodiversity.

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The Karoo Fleece Harvest

Mohair and wool – two major Karoo money-spinners.

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Baboon

Baboons and Sheep

Calling all farmers! Are baboons in the Karoo showing an unhealthy interest in sheep? Can anyone help interpret these strange images?

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Karoo farming

Predator Wars: Lynx vs Jackal

A Karoo sheep farmer may have stumbled across a revolutionary way of keeping his sheep more or less safe from jackals – by using caracals.

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Karoo farming

Nguni Cattle vs Sheep

In the grassy Karoo of the Eastern Cape, you’re starting to see patterned Nguni cows grazing where before it was just sheep, sheep, sheep.

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Crow

The Problem with Pied Crows

Pied crow numbers are rising in the Karoo, causing problems for conservation and agriculture.

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