Dr  Pierre Taberlet of the Laboratoire d'Ecologie Alpine (LECA), at the Univ. Joseph Fourier, in Grenoble, France presented a seminar at the Centre for African Conservation Ecology on “DNA metabarcoding, environmental DNA and biodiversity” on 27 May 2013. Pierre was visiting ACE as part of a Protea South Africa/France funded collaborative project using DNA metabarcoding to describe and quantify the diet of 15 large herbivore species (hare-elephant) in the Addo Elephant National Park. The first sampling session was successfully concluded in May, and the next session is scheduled for July/August.