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Browsing Research Articles (Centre for Wildlife Management) by Title
(Oxford University Press, 2015-01)
Large carnivores are important ecosystem components but frequently suffer local extinctions. However, reintroductions and shifting
conservation attitudes have lead to some population repatriations. Since the ecological ...
(Innovative Space of Scientific Research Journals, 2017-01)
The zone of study is located north of Pointe noire town, in the Department of Kouilou, in Republic of Congo. In
order to better understand the floristic richness and chorology of the study site of interest, an analysis ...
(Public Library of Science, 2018-05-08)
Human-dominated landscapes comprise the bulk of the world's terrestrial surface and Africa
is predicted to experience the largest relative increase over the next century. A multi-scale
approach is required to identify ...
Worldwide rodent pests are of significant economic and health importance. Controlling rodent pests will,
therefore, not only benefit food security but also human and animal health. While rodent pests are most
Geographically referenced data on humpback
dolphin (Sousa plumbea) distribution and behaviour were
collected in Richards Bay, South Africa, between 1998 and
2006. Utilization distributions presented a clear pattern ...
(Southern African Wildlife Management Association, 2015-10)
We studied the diet of Cape clawless otters (Aonyx capensis) at three sites along the eastern
and southern coast of South Africa to assess possible spatial variation along a community
species richness and biomass gradient ...
(Consortium of European Natural History Museums, 2017)
In 1966, Robert William Hayman, Xavier Misonne and Walter Verheyen published their listing
of the Congolese, Rwandan and Burundian bat specimens in the collections in the museums of Tervuren,
Brussels, Geneva, London ...
Changes in group composition are not exclusive to zoos and conservation breeding centers. The recent increase in poaching of African rhino species has accelerated the arrival of orphan calves at rehabilitation centers. ...
It is now widely recognized that mating systems contain both social and genetic components, where social
components describe patterns of social associations while genetic components reflect patterns of mating
Eco‐tourism and human–wildlife interaction can lead to increases in stress, vigilance and aggression in many species, however, studies investigating wildlife viewing are scarce. We present the first study investigating the ...
Carnivore survey protocols that properly address spatial sampling and detectability issues are seldom
feasible at a landscape-scale. This limits knowledge of large-scale patterns in distribution, abundance
and their ...
Resource use of Cape mountain zebra was studied in the Baviaanskloof Nature Reserve
(BNR) over concerns of the poor performance in population growth. We assessed the
seasonal diet, habitat suitability and forage quality ...
(AOSIS Open Journals, 2018-06-12)
BACKGROUND : Faecal hormone metabolite measurement is a widely used tool for monitoring
reproductive function and response to stressors in wildlife. Despite many advantages of this
technique, the delay between defaecation, ...
(Africa Institute of South Africa, 2010-03)
Cheetahs should be conserved as drivers of biodiversity conservation and as instruments of nature based tourism development. Only 7 500 cheetahs remain worldwide and their numbers continue to decrease. The species is ...
(AOSIS Open Journals, 2017-05-23)
The brown hyaena (Parahyaena brunnea) is endemic to southern Africa. The largest population
of this near-threatened species occurs in Botswana, but limited data were available to assess
distribution and density. Our ...
(Wiley Open Access, 2018-09)
Population estimates are a fundamental requirement of ecology and conservation.
While capture–recapture models are an established method for producing such estimates,
their assumption of homogeneous capture probabilities ...
Ecosystem engineers directly or indirectly affect the availability of resources
through changing the physical state of biotic and/or abiotic materials. Fossorial
ecosystem engineers have been hypothesized as affecting ...
(Associazione Teriologica Italiana, 2017-09-04)
Latrine use and behaviour at latrines have been studied in numerous otter species, but not African
clawless otters, Aonyx capensis. We set up trail cameras at two latrines near Dullstroom, South
Africa. On several ...
(Southern African Wildlife Management Association, 2015-09)
Long-term demographic data are central for the evaluation of endangered species recovery
plans. We present the demography and dynamics of a managed African wild dog (Lycaon
pictus) metapopulation in South Africa, based ...
(Southern African Wildlife Management Association, 2012-10)
Accurate estimates of predator densities are important
for the conservation management of large
predator populations. Predator densities outside of
protected areas are often understudied and management
decisions are ...