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The value of community-based conservation in a heterogeneous landscape: an avian case study from sand forest in Maputaland, South Africa
A local community adjacent to Tembe Elephant Park, which is the largest protected portion of sand forest in South Africa, recently nominated a portion of their land for a community-based natural resource management project ...
Environmental factors, regional body size distributions, and spatial variation in body size of local avian assemblages
Aim To determine how well variation in median body size of avian assemblages is predicted by (1) the environmental models usually employed in analyses of Bergmann’s rule and (2) random sampling from the regional body size ...
The ecological effectiveness of protected areas: a case study for South African birds
(The Zoological Society of London, 2011)
While the importance of individual protected areas (PAs) to biological conservation is widely acknowledged, rather few empirical studies have explicitly attempted to assess their ecological effectiveness. Significantly, ...
Spatial congruence between ecotones and range restricted species: implications for conservation biogeography at the sub-continental scale
(Blackwell Publishing LtD, 2009)
Aim To examine whether at a sub-continental scale range-limited species tend to occur close to areas of transition between vegetation boundaries more often than expected by chance. Location South Africa and ...