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Resolving temporal variation in vertebrate diets using naturally occurring stable isotopes
Assessments of temporal variation in diets are important for our understanding of the ecology of many vertebrates. Ratios of naturally occurring stable isotopes in animal tissues are a combination ofExpand
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What drives human–carnivore conflict in the North West Province of South Africa?
Alleviating human–carnivore conflict is central to large carnivore conservation and is often of economic importance, where people co-exist with carnivores. However, effective conflict mitigationExpand
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Extent and fragmentation of suitable leopard habitat in South Africa
Large mammalian carnivores are threatened by anthropogenic environmental impacts, particularly through habitat loss which often cause population declines. Understanding the extent of suitable habitatExpand
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Consequences of brown bear viewing tourism : A review
JVLB was supported by a ‘Juan de la Cierva’ research contract (JCI-2012-13066) from the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness. MM Delgado was supported by a Spanish ‘Ramon y Cajal’Expand
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Phylogenetic reconstruction of carnivore social organizations
It is generally assumed that carnivore social organizations evolved directionally from a solitary ancestor into progressively more advanced forms of group living. Although alternative explanationsExpand
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A Trivers-Willard Effect in Contemporary Humans: Male-Biased Sex Ratios among Billionaires
Background Natural selection should favour the ability of mothers to adjust the sex ratio of offspring in relation to the offspring's potential reproductive success. In polygynous species, mothers inExpand
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Diversity and depletions in continental carnivore guilds: implications for prioritizing global carnivore conservation
Large carnivores are important ecosystem components but are extinction prone due to small populations, slow growth rates and large area requirements. Consequently, there has been a surge of carnivoreExpand
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The potential for large carnivores to act as biodiversity surrogates in southern Africa
Biodiversity in southern Africa is globally extraordinary but threatened by human activities. Although there are considerable biodiversity conservation initiatives within the region, no one has yetExpand
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Behavioral and endocrine correlates of reproductive failure in social aggregations of captive wolverines (Gulo gulo)
The social organization of animal societies has important implications for several fields of biology, from managing wild populations to developing new ecological and evolutionary theory. AlthoughExpand
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Faecal Progestagen Profiles in Wild Southern White Rhinoceros (Ceratotherium simum simum)
Knowledge of the reproductive biology of wild animals can provide valuable information for the development of appropriate in situ and ex situ management plans. The present study aimed to establish aExpand
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