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Conservation status, distribution and species richness of small carnivores in Africa
(IUCN/SSC Small Carnivore Specialist Group (SCSG), 2013-07)
We assessed the global conservation status of small carnivores in Africa based on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. African small carnivores represent about 34% of extant small carnivores worldwide. Familial diversity ...
Effects of prescribed burning and mechanical bush clearing on ungulate space use in an African Savannah
Savannah ecosystems exhibit constant transitions between states dominated by trees and states dominated by a combination of trees and grasses. Transitions between these states are driven by interactions between fire and ...
Ambiguity in guideline definitions introduces assessor bias and influences consistency in IUCN Red List status assessments
The IUCN Red List is the most widely used tool to measure extinction risk and report biodiversity trends. Accurate and standardized conservation status assessments for the IUCN Red List are limited by a lack of adequate ...
Resource partitioning between black-backed jackal and brown hyeana in Waterberg Biosphere Reserve, South Africa
(Canid Specialist Group, 2016)
Understanding resource partitioning by predators is important for understanding coexistence patterns, with this becoming more relevant as historical food webs are altered through human impacts. Using scat analysis, we ...
Relative availability of natural prey versus livestock predicts landscape suitability for cheetahs Acinonyx jubatus in Botswana.
(Creative Commons CC-BY 4.0, 2015)
Prey availability and human-carnivore conflict are strong determinants that govern the spatial distribution and abundance of large carnivore species and determine the suitability of areas for their conservation. For ...
Landscape suitability in Botswana for the conservation of its six large African carnivores
Wide-ranging large carnivores often range beyond the boundaries of protected areas into human-dominated areas. Mapping out potentially suitable habitats on a country-wide scale and identifying areas with potentially high ...
Habitat use responses of the African leopard in a human-disturbed region of rural Mozambique
(Elsevier GmbH., 2018)
Leopard (Panthera pardus) populations across Africa are increasingly exposed to high levels of anthropogenic disturbance, and information on habitat use responses of leopards in human-disturbed landscapes can help inform ...
The diet and presence of African wild dogs (Lycaon pictus) on private land in the Waterberg region, South Africa
(Southern African wildlife Management Association, 2013)
African wild dog (Lycaon pictus) populations and their geographic distributions have been greatly reduced due to direct human persecution and habitat reduction; however, remnant groups still manage to persist on private ...
Evidence for a resident population of cheetah in the Parque Nacional do Limpopo, Mozambique
(South African wildlife Managament Association, 2012-10)
Transboundary protected areas may be important for the conservation of large African carnivores because these species require large tracts of habitat to maintain viable population numbers and gene flow. Cheetah (Acinonyx ...
Aonyx capensis African clawless otter