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HOW DO LARGE PREDATORS AFFECT THE FORAGING AND HABITAT USE OF HERBIVORES

This project focuses on how large predators affect the foraging and habitat use of herbivores in arid environments. Predators directly affect their prey in both lethal and non-lethal ways. Non-lethal effects such as fear and apprehension generated from the possibility of being attacked may be enough to change prey behaviour. Ultimately, risk-sensitive behaviour may affect food and habitat use, change ecological processes, and potentially affect biodiversity and ecosystem functioning. Thus, an understanding of the effects of fear (or the absence thereof) can play a key role in the management and conservation practices in reserves and parks. The project is undertaken by Dr. Mohammad Abu Baker and Dr. Adrian M. Shrader of the School of Life Sciences at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, Pietermaritzburg.

Dr. Adrian M Shrader, Lecturer: Wildlife Conservation and Management, School of Life Sciences, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Private Bag X01, Scottsville 3209, South Africa, Tel: 033 260 5143, Cell: 084 568 6640, EMail: shrader@ukzn.ac.za

HOW DO LARGE PREDATORS AFFECT THE FORAGING AND HABITAT USE OF HERBIVORES

SHOULD YOU WISH TO MAKE A DONATION

Account name: Tswalu Foundation Trust
Bank: First National Bank
Branch: RMB Private Bank, Johannesburg
Address: Fredman Drive,Sandton, Gauteng
Branch / Sort Code: 26-12-51
Account number: 62336779949
SWIFT Code: Sort Code: FIRNZAJJ824

For further information, participation and/ or donations please contact Tswalu Management

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