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Bushmeat hunting by communities adjacent to the Serengeti National Park, Tanzania: the importance of livestock ownership and alternative sources of protein and income
Illegal hunting of resident and migratory herbivores is widespread in the Serengeti National Park, Tanzania. To devise effective strategies to reduce levels of hunting, information is required on whyExpand
The importance of correcting for sampling bias in MaxEnt species distribution models
It is concluded that a substantial improvement in the quality of model predictions can be achieved if uneven sampling effort is taken into account, thereby improving the efficacy of species conservation planning. Expand
Hyaenas: Status Survey And Conservation Action Plan
This action plan sets out to address some of the problems facing this species of animal, particularly the issue of public perception and awareness, and provides guidelines to rectify this situation. Expand
Noninvasive fecal monitoring of glucocorticoids in spotted hyenas, Crocuta crocuta.
Fecal steroid assessment is of use in monitoring adrenal activity in spotted hyenas because of the physiological relevance of fecal glucocorticoid metabolites and the high-performance liquid chromatography fractions analyzed by EIA showed various immunoreactive substances with polarities of unconjugated steroids. Expand
The impact of game meat hunting on target and non-target species in the Serengeti
In the Serengeti National Park (SNP), illegal game meat hunting is largely carried out using snares in the south-western, western and north-western areas. Game meat hunting provides cash income andExpand
Improving density estimates for elusive carnivores: Accounting for sex-specific detection and movements using spatial capture–recapture models for jaguars in central Brazil
Abstract Owing to habitat conversion and conflict with humans, many carnivores are of conservation concern. Because of their elusive nature, camera trapping is a standard tool for studyingExpand
Genetic characterization of canine distemper virus in Serengeti carnivores.
Sequence analyses demonstrated that the four Serengeti species carry closely related CDV isolate which are genetically distinct from other CDV isolates from various species and locations, consistent with the conclusions that a particularly virulent strain of CDV emerged among Serengetus carnivores within the last few years. Expand
The erect ‘penis’ is a flag of submission in a female-dominated society: greetings in Serengeti spotted hyenas
A new scenario is sketched that links (1) initial virilization to the occurrence of neonatal siblicide amongst members of a twin litter, and (2) costs of maintenance, ‘pseudo-penile’ control over copulation and male submission, and suggests new hypotheses to account for hitherto unexplained features. Expand
The effect of prey abundance and foraging tactics on the population dynamics of a social, territorial carnivore, the spotted hyena
It is demonstrated that hyenas in the Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania, redistributed themselves from less profitable to more profitable areas, even when this required them to undertake foraging trips to areas beyond their clan territory boundary, or required normally philopatric females to emigrate. Expand
Demography, extinction and intervention in a small population: the case of the Serengeti wild dogs
Investigation of the effects of ecological factors and intervention in Serengeti wild dogs found a significant reduction in pack life and individual longevity was coincident with the introduction of routine intervention and consistent with pathogen-induced mortality. Expand