Livestock Predation and its Management in South Africa: A Scientific Assessment

Livestock Predation and its Management in South Africa: A Scientific Assessment
South Africa

Livestock predation occurs in nearly all rangelands around the world, and usually leads to some level of investment in predator control in order to minimise economic losses. These measures are often controversial due to uncertainty about their effectiveness and concerns about their impacts on animal welfare, biodiversity, ecosystem functioning and populations of endangered species. This study investigated the socio-economic impacts of livestock predation and its prevention in South Africa.