In book: Livestock Predation and its Management in South Africa
Friday, 30th November 2018
The socio-economic impacts of livestock predation and its prevention in South Africa.
Authors: Turpie, J.K., Akinyemi, Babatope.
Kerley, G.I.H., Wilson, S.L. & Balfour, D. (Eds) 2018. Livestock Predation and its Management in South Africa:
A Scientific Assessment. Centre for African Conservation Ecology, Nelson Mandela University, Port Elizabeth.
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.