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PMF REJECTS INHUMANE TREATMENT OF ANIMALS

The Predation Management Forum (PMF) represents the National Woolgrowers’ Association of SA (NWGA), the Red Meat Producers’ Organisation (RPO), SA Mohair Growers’ Association (SAMGA) and Wildlife Ranching SA (WRSA)

The PMF supports the responsible management of damage causing animals and rejects the inhumane treatment of animals.

Best Practices for managing predators in South Africa was developed by the PMF in support of ethical and humane methods to protect livestock and game against predators.

This declaration follows incidents of alleged brutality associated with trapping methods in the Western Cape.

 

PREDATION MANAGEMENT INFORMATION CENTRE NOW OPERATIONAL

The University of the Free State has signed service agreements with all four industries represented on the Predation Management Forum (PMF) to establish and manage a Predation Management Information Centre (PMIC).  The wool, mohair, red meat and wildlife industries have pooled their resources to create a space for collating and analysing reliable information on predation and predation management methods, which will be made available continuously to a management information system (MIS).  This system, a national asset, will make information readily available to all users.

This information centre will be managed daily by dedicated staff, who will receive and manage calls and e-mails.  Calls and enquiries will be logged and advice will be offered by the call centre and / or PMF specialists.

The centre will further be responsible for information resource management and provide the contact details of regulatory authorities and specialists managing damage causing animals ; it will also source all relevant policies of the national and provincial authorities.  Scientific publications, reports, popular articles, best practices and PMF position statements will be sourced and archived.  The training manuals of hunters, specialist hunters and livestock farmers and wildlife ranchers will be sourced and archived.

Another function of the centre will entail research and data collection, by means of which predation and predation management statistics, biometrics and new research topics will be identified.

We urge farmers, wildlife ranchers, civil society, the retail sector, regulatory authorities and any other stakeholder affected by predation, to contact the PMIC at 051 401 2210 on week days from 08:00 – 16:00 or use the e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

SKA – URGENT PUBLIC INPUT NECESSARY FOR MANAGEMENT PLAN

The only process requiring public comments has been opened and stakeholders are invited to submit comments and inputs on the Draft SKA1_MID Integrated Environmental Management Plan. This is therefore an urgent call to all those affected in the SKA areas.

The CSIR has undertaken to do a Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) of the South African mid-frequency array of SKA Phase 1 (SKA1_MID), commissioned by the Department of Environmental Affairs. 

Public comments are now requested on the Draft SKA1_MID Integrated Environmental Management Plan during a period of 30 days, from Wednesday, 1 February 2017 until Friday, 3 March 2017.  Please submit comments and inputs by 3 March 2017. 

The Draft SKA1_MID Integrated Environmental Management Plan is available:

  • On the project website at skaphase1.csir.co.za – click here.
  • At the libraries in Carnarvon, Brandvlei, Williston & Van Wyksvlei

The PMF Secretariat is coordinating the process and will send all forms to the CSIR before the end of Friday, 3 March 2017.  You are therefore requested to send your completed form to email : This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. – attention Bonita Francis (041) 3655030 / 082 413 6416.

 

 

 

Predasiebestuurshandleiding

PREDASIEBESTUUR HANDLEIDING NOU BESKIKBAAR

Hierdie handleiding is 'n eenstopgids om produsente te help om die roofdierprobleem op hul plase asook die beste metode om dit te bestuur, binne die raamwerk van provinsiale- en nasionale omgewing, te identifiseer. Die oplossing is om 'n verskeidenheid metodes beskibaar te hê - 'n gereedskapkis van bestuurstoerusting. Die gids is nou beskikbaar by lidorganisasies van die Predation Management Forum (PMF), naamlik die Nasionale Wolkwekersvereniging van SA (NWKV), Rooivleisprodusente organisasie (RPO), Suid-Afrikaanse Sybokhaarkwekersvereniging (SAMGA) en Wilbedryf SA (WRSA).  Afrikaanse Gids

 

PREDATION MANAGEMENT MANUAL NOW AVAILABLE

This manual is a one-stop guide to help producers identify the problem of predators on their farms, as well as the best method to manage human-wildlife conflict, within the framework of provincial and national legislation.  The solution is to have a variety of methods available - a toolbox of management tools.  The guide is now available from all the member organisations of the Predation Management forum (PMF), namely the National Woolgrowers' Association of SA (NWGA), Red Meat Producers' Organisation (RPO), SA Mohair Growers' Association (SAMGA) and Wildlife Ranching SA (WRSA).  English Manual.

KYKNET Grootplaas - Prof. HO De Waal

Vrydag, 28 Oktober, se uitsending van Grootplaas het afgeskop met ’n kykie na die jongste navorsing oor predasie. Prof HO de Waal van die Universiteit van die Vrystaat het meer vertel oor die mate waarin roofdiere die vee- en wildbedryf jaarliks beïnvloed. Kyk hier.

OP SOEK NA KAROOBOERE WIE KAN HELP MET PREDASIE NAVORSING

Boere in die Merweville, Prins Albert, Leeu Gamka, Murraysburg, Sutherland, Fraserburg, Beaufort Wes, Loxton en Victoria Wes word versoek om asb. Phd student, Marine Drouilly by te staan met die inwin van noodsaaklike inligting om die gedrag van jakkalse, rooikatte en bobbejane te bepaal.  Die kort vraelys wat deur boere ingevul moet word, vorm deel van die Karoo Predasie Projek wat in samewerking met die Universiteit van Kaapstad uitgvoer word.  Hoe groter die databasis van die studie, hoe beter die gevolgtrekking.   Dit verbeter verder die kanse op volhoubare oplossings en befondsing om die belangrike probleem in die gebied aan te spreek.

Die Predasiebestuursforum ondersteun die navorsing vir volhoubare ekstensiewe veeboerdery en rig ‘n pleidooi aan boere om deel te neem aan die inisiatief.  Deelnemende boere word versoek om vir Marine Drouilly te skakel by 072 855 2758 of epos by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.