For our study, we plan to:
- Determine the home range and movements of caracals by using the data from GPS collars via maps.
- Determine the density of caracal in the region using GPS collars and remote cameras (some other methods could be used as well).
- Compare the spatial ecology of caracals and leopards in the Cederberg Mountains as well as their behavioral ecology by using GPS collars.
- Determine how caracal’s activity varies with different biotic and abiotic factors in the region.
- Learn and identify various attributes of caracals’s niche in the Cederberg ecosystem (habitat and feeding ecology).
- Find and suggest practical solutions to reduce conflicts between caracals and farmers by providing activity and movement maps.