Cape Town’s urban fringe ‘a poisoned chalice’ for caracals – Mail and Guardian

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Cape Town’s urban edge may represent a “poisoned chalice” for caracals, who are unwittingly being exposed to toxic persistent organic pollutants (POPs) in their hunting grounds.
A new study by researchers from the Urban Caracal Project has shown that organochlorine pesticides are widespread in caracals, with selected hunting areas such as vineyards and wetlands linked to their exposure. 
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