The main objective of all carnivore management activities is to mimic the natural processes that maintain healthy social demographics amongst Marataba’s predator populations. This includes dispersal and emigration or immigration, pride take over, and population effects related to stressors such as droughts. Careful monitoring and identification of individuals in populations are required to inform the timing of any larger, management interventions; participation in these is also possible if the timing is right.
Participation in predator management activities at Marataba includes compiling identification kits of carnivores on game drives, as well as tracking relocated animals. Our cheetah have telemetry collars and it is possible to track them using the telemetry kit, walking into the sighting, assessing their behaviour and reporting back to the monitoring team.