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Ecological and life-history correlates of cooperative breeding in South African birds
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It is proposed that birds (i.e. FCS) will opt to breed cooperatively only when conditions are unfavourable for independent breeding, and that the benefits thus accrued are chiefly related to reproduction.
Can Rehabilitated Leopard Tortoises, Stigmochelys pardalis, Be Successfully Released into the Wild?
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Seventeen apparently healthy individuals, with longer than 100-mm carapace length, that had been in captivity for more than 2 months in a large rehabilitation center were released into the wild, but rehabilitated S. babcocki were not successfully released intoThe wild.
Ethical issues in water use and sustainability
The modern debate on water use and sustainability starts with the assumption that protecting the water environment is an ethical imperative, but rarely questions the basis for this viewpoint. This
Conservation status of herpetofauna endemic to Kwazulu‐Natal
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Six of the 14 endemic amphibian and reptilian species and subspecies considered endemic to KwaZulu‐Natal meet the two conservation goals of at least 10 % of their present distributions under formal conservation management, and; (2) three such protected areas with viable populations.
Insects and the determination of priority areas for biodiversity conservation in KwaZulu-Natal province, South Africa
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The aim of this paper is to illustrate the procedures used to incorporate insect species and subspecies into the KwaZulu-Natal nature conservation project, including those for identifying insects of conservation concern and for making a first assessment of their distribution and conservation status.
Conservation and monitoring of invertebrates in terrestrial protected areas
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It is shown that such integration is relevant and possible, and the relative suitability of seven key taxa in this context is assessed, and a series of recommendations for mainstreaming invertebrates in conservation planning, surveys and monitoring in and around protected areas are outlined.
Plantation Forestry in South Africa and its Impact on Biodiversity
SYNOPSIS Empirical studies and other evidence indicate that tree farming has had a marked impact on biodiversity in some areas of South Africa, Plant and animal species have been made extinct or are
Are Pine Plantations “Inhospitable Seas” around Remnant Native Habitat within South-western Cape Forestry Areas?
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The present study indicates that pine plantations are not unqualified “inhospitable seas”, however, the human-assisted dominance of the pines over the indigenous vegetation eliminates many species of the original habitat and reduces the numbers, or the frequency of occurrence, of the remaining species.
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