Laurel Serieys

Laurel Serieys

University of Cape Town; Cape Leopard Trust; University of California, Santa Cruz

Urban Caracal Project Coordinator

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Published on Jun 16, 2016

More project footage: We released Prospero from his chains, but will he stay free?

We have an extended project video that features more information about Prospero (featured in this blog)– our caracal that was illegally captured in...

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Published on Jun 10, 2016

Rat poisons have far reach

Rat poisons used around urban areas biaccumulate to impact many species, not just the rats we target. One of our project goals is to understand how many consequences ...

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Published on Jun 06, 2016

What happens to persecuted predators in the city

We have released a new blog about Prospero, the latest caracal in our study.  The blog describes how we manage these unusual circumstances, but also, some of the common struggles predators face in ...

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I hope you continue your good work Anya with supporting this project!
Jun 10, 2016
Monitoring the Endangered Sri Lankan leopard
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Thank you Gina- I really hope so for him!
Jun 08, 2016
The Urban Caracal Project: Exploring how wild caracals persist in a rapidly urbanizing landscape
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Hi Joel– we determined another one of our caracals died of rat poison exposure today. That makes 2, and more here in one year than my 8 years with bobcats in Los Angeles. Thank you for the support!
Jun 06, 2016
The Urban Caracal Project: Exploring how wild caracals persist in a rapidly urbanizing landscape
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Thank you Linda!!! I'm so pleased that you guys STILL find value in the work I do!
Jun 06, 2016
The Urban Caracal Project: Exploring how wild caracals persist in a rapidly urbanizing landscape
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Hi Iris, Jasper was hit at 11am- well during the day, as we have seen for many other caracals. But we do put reflective tape on the collars, but honestly I think that it wouldn't make too much difference. Cars barrel so fast down these roads that I don't think that the reflective tape provides much help.
Jun 05, 2016
The Urban Caracal Project: Exploring how wild caracals persist in a rapidly urbanizing landscape
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Thank you Antonio!
Jun 05, 2016
The Urban Caracal Project: Exploring how wild caracals persist in a rapidly urbanizing landscape
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Well they are the best of them all!
Jun 05, 2016
The Urban Caracal Project: Exploring how wild caracals persist in a rapidly urbanizing landscape
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Hi Mandy- so lovely to hear from you! I am happy that you think the work is going well! Who knew the project would become such an amazing undertaking!
Jun 05, 2016
The Urban Caracal Project: Exploring how wild caracals persist in a rapidly urbanizing landscape
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Cool work Anthony! Looking forward to hearing more about the project as it progresses.
May 30, 2016
Rarest cat in the world? Assessing the Status of the Javan Fishing Cat
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Thank you for your support Mary Ellen!
May 27, 2016
The Urban Caracal Project: Exploring how wild caracals persist in a rapidly urbanizing landscape
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Thanks Chris- this is very rewarding feedback!
May 27, 2016
The Urban Caracal Project: Exploring how wild caracals persist in a rapidly urbanizing landscape
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Thank you Galen! We are so appreciative for all of the community support! Spread the word ;)
May 26, 2016
The Urban Caracal Project: Exploring how wild caracals persist in a rapidly urbanizing landscape
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