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dc.contributor.authorMaputla, N.W.
dc.contributor.authorChimimba, C.T.
dc.contributor.authorFerreira, S.M
dc.date.accessioned2014-05-20T11:40:53Z
dc.date.available2014-05-20T11:40:53Z
dc.date.issued2013
dc.identifier.citationMaputla, N.W., Chimimba, C.T., Ferreira, S.M. (2013). Calibrating a camera trap-based biased mark-recapture sampling design to survey the leopard population in the N'wanetsi concession, Kruger National Park, South Africa. African Journal of Ecology 51, 422-430.en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/123456789/1412
dc.description.abstractEstimating large carnivore abundance can be challenging. A biased leopard (Panthera pardus) population survey was conducted in the N’wanetsi concession in the Kruger National Park (KNP), South Africa, using motion-sensitive camera traps from April to August 2008. Survey effort included 88 trapping occasions and 586 trap days. The survey yielded 24 leopard photographs, comprising fourteen adults of eleven males and three females. The capture rate was determined to be 24.4 trap days per leopard. Estimates of population abundance stabilized at approximately 500 trap days. Precision of population estimates began to stabilize after 378 trap days. We estimated that there were nineteen leopards in an area of 150 km2. Leopard density was estimated at 12.7 leopards per 100 km2. We explore the possibility of employing the methods used in this study to survey the leopard population in the KNP and surrounding areas.en
dc.description.sponsorshipWe thank the South African National Parks for granting us permission to carry out this work. We are thankful to the Singita Group of the N’wanetsi concession in the KNP and their staff for support. We thank the KCS Pacific Foundation, The Nancy-Carroll Draper Foundation, and WESSA for funding this work. We thank Simon Munthali and Susan Shane for their valuable comments on the manuscript. We thank the anonymous reviewers, for making constructive comments on the manuscript.en
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dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherJohn Wiley & Sons Ltden
dc.subjectcamera trapen
dc.subjectefforten
dc.subjectKruger National Parken
dc.subjectLeoparden
dc.subjectPanthera pardusen
dc.subjectpopulation estimateen
dc.subjectSouth Aficaen
dc.titleCalibrating a camera trap-based biased mark-recapture sampling design to survey the leopard population in the N'wanetsi concession, Kruger National Park, South Africaen
dc.typeJournalArticlesen
dc.cibjournalAfrican Journal of Ecologyen
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