oa African Zoology - Control and ecology of the black-backed jackal Canis mesomelas in the Transvaal

Volume 6, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1562-7020
  • E-ISSN: 2224-073X



The black-backed jackal Canis mesomelas is the most important problem animal in sheepfarming areas of the Transvaal (Van Rensburg, 1965). As a result of this it has been under intensive study by the Transvaal Nature Conservation Division. Van Rensburg (1962) descriptionbed the use of the ""Humane Coyote Getter"" in the control of jackal in the Transvaal. The present report deals with the results of further experiments undertaken in various parts of the Transvaal between February 1962 and September 1969 with this device and adds ecological information derived from these experiments.

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