The FBIP Karoo BioGaps ‘mammal team’ has wrapped up their operations for the project, according to team member Zoe Woodgate.

Woodgate says the last two years have been filled with fieldwork, data processing and analysis. Woodgate together with Nadine Hassan led the team and have dedicated many months to the project.

“41 larger mammal species were recorded across the 30 sites using camera trapping. 270 cameras were operational for a minimum of 30 days across all the sites, producing a dataset of over 70 000 photographic captures. These included the more common karoo species, such as steenbok or meerkat, and some rarities like black-footed cat,” Woodgate said in a post on the Karoo BioGaps Project website.

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