Tumbeta Private Game Reserve Mission – Saving Predators
Tumbeta Private Game Resere – saving predators and creating awareness.
One of the main focusses of Tumbeta Private Game Reserve is to protect the last free roaming predators which occur in the area. One of the most important aspects in our mission to save these predators is getting accurate data on these animals to know how they move and on what they feed.
The leopard which is listed as vulnerable with declining numbers throughout Africa is one of the more widespread predators occurring in the Limpopo and Waterberg. Our early research indicates that these predators can survive sustainably in the game farm environment and even cattle farms in these areas due to their spatial utilisation. These predators move over large areas which means they don’t have a large impact on any single property.
It all starts with the important data gathered at tumbeta
There is one female leopard collared on Tumbeta and we will send out regular updates on our social media on prey species and her movements. One of her first kills was a Black backed Jackal which indicates they play an important role in keeping the natural balance by controlling certain predator numbers. Most farmers complain of very high jackal numbers in the area and this is probably due to the absence of the larger predators. The leopard is therefore playing an important role in keeping these numbers down.
protecting the last free roaming predators in the area
One of her first kills was a Black backed Jackal which indicates they play an important role in keeping the natural balance by controlling certain predator numbers.
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