Understanding the black-backed jackal

 

Show simple item record

dc.contributor.author Nattrass, Nicoli
dc.contributor.author Conradie, Beatrice
dc.contributor.author Drouilly, Marine
dc.contributor.author O'Riain, M Justin
dc.date.accessioned 2017-04-24T12:22:32Z
dc.date.available 2017-04-24T12:22:32Z
dc.date.issued 2017-03
dc.identifier.citation Nattrass, N., Conradie, B., Drouilly, M., O'Riain, M.J. (2017). Understanding the black-backed jackal. CSSR Working Paper No. 399. Centre for Social Science Research, University of Cape Town: Cape Town. en_ZA
dc.identifier.isbn 978-1-77011-386-2 en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/24208
dc.description.abstract This paper reviews what we know about black-backed jackal ecology, drawing implications for managing human-wildlife conflict with this species. We review the research literature on the black-backed jackals in the context of other African jackal species and with regard to its diet (part 1), its breeding, territoriality and sociality (part 2), and its role as a ‘problem animal’ for small stock farmers (part 3). We argue that both the historical record (see also Nattrass et al., 2017) and the scientific research points to the need to understand the black-backed jackal as a very adaptable animal whose diet, breeding strategies and social arrangements are context-dependent. We draw implications for the management of black-backed jackal predation (part 4) and need for further research, especially on farmlands and landscapes undergoing a transformation in land use. The paper is part of an inter-disciplinary project about sheep farming and predators in the Karoo. en_ZA
dc.language eng en_ZA
dc.title Understanding the black-backed jackal en_ZA
dc.type Working Paper en_ZA
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Working paper en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Humanities en_ZA
dc.publisher.department Social Survey Unit en_ZA
uct.type.filetype Text
uct.type.filetype Image


Files in this item

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record