The Protea project  team from Laboratoire d’Ecologie Alpine, Grenoble, France (led by Pierre Taberlet) and the ACE (led by Graham Kerley, successfully completed the final season’s worth of DNA sampling and extraction for the project dealing with the application of DNA metabarcoding to describing the diet of the large herbivores (from hare to elephant) in the Addo Elephant National Park. The next step is to sequence the DNA and then process the emerging data set. Pictured here is AurĂ©lie BONIN of the Laboratoire d’Ecologie Alpine, processing the last stage of DNA extraction in the lab in Addo.