Saving Wildlife

Because of livestock loses, farmers target jackals and caracal with traps, but other species, such as; leopard, aardwolf, genet, foxes, honey badgers, aardvark, small cat species and even tortoises are killed. The negative impact of humans on wildlife can be seen by the large difference in the number of animals found inside and those found outside of the Namaqua National Park.

Anatolian Shepherd Dog

The Anatolian Guard Dog Project run by Namaqua National Park has been pivotal in turning this negative cycle around and providing a non-lethal means for farmers to protect their livestock from predators. As a result, there is a marked reduction in conflict between farmers (who are using Anatolian Shepherd dogs) and predators.