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dc.contributor.authorHouser, AnnMarie
dc.contributor.authorSomers, Michael J.
dc.contributor.authorBoast, Lorraine K.
dc.date.accessioned2009-07-22T10:36:30Z
dc.date.available2009-07-22T10:36:30Z
dc.date.issued2009-07
dc.identifier.citationHouser, A-M., Somers, M.J. & Boast, L.K. 2009. Home range use of free ranging cheetah on farm and conservation land in Botswana. South African Journal of Wildlife Research. 39(1): 11-22.en
dc.identifier.issn03794369en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/123456789/388
dc.description.abstractCheetah ( Acinonyx jubatus) movements should be considered when developing management strategies for long-term survival and coexistence with humans. Although work has been done in Namibia, South Africa and Tanzania little data on the home range and territory size of cheetah in Botswana has been published. This study aimed to estimate male and female home range sizes and daily movement on farmland and a game reserve in Botswana. Cheetahs were monitored from October 2003 to April 2007. The cheetah were fitted with cell/GPS or VHF collars and released back into their home range. Single male home ranges were 494 km2 and 663 km2 and a coalition of two males had a home range of 849 km2 (fixed kernel method). The females’ home ranges were 241 km2 and 306 km2 (fixed kernel method). Females travelled a mean distance of 2.16 ± 0.07 km/day (range; 0–20 km/day) compared to 6.13 ± 0.30 km/day (range; 0–39 km/day) in males. Female maximum daily travel increased from 4.17 km/day when cubs where in the den to 8.16 km/day when cubs had left the den.en
dc.description.sponsorshipUniversity of Pretoria, CIB, Cheetah Conservation Botswanaen
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dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherSouthern African Wildlife Management Associationen
dc.subjectAcinonyx jubatusen
dc.subjectcore areaen
dc.subjectdistance travelleden
dc.subjectfemales with cubsen
dc.subjecthome rangesen
dc.subjectmale territoriesen
dc.titleHome range use of free-ranging cheetah on farm and conservation land in Botswanaen
dc.typeJournal Articlesen
dc.cibjournalSouth African Journal of Wildlife Managementen
dc.cibprojectInvasive and remediation effects on biodiversityen


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