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Wildlife Viewing Preferences of Visitors to Protected Areas in South Africa: Implications for the Role of Ecotourism in Conservation
Ecotourism has a potentially vital role to play in conservation by generating economic incentives for nature conservation. However, some authors contend that this potential may be limited by narrow… Expand
Factors Influencing Perceptions of Conflict and Tolerance toward Cheetahs on Namibian Farmlands
Namibia has the largest remaining population of free-ranging cheetahs ( Acinonyx jubatus ) in the world, 90% of which are found outside protected areas on commercial farms. We conducted a baseline… Expand
Quantifying prey preferences of free-ranging Namibian cheetahs : research article
Feeding trials were performed to relate more accurately the remains found in cheetah scats to the number of prey animals consumed, and a correction factor for scat analysis could be a valuable tool for gaining a more accurate estimate of carnivore diet in future studies. Expand
Attitudes of ranchers towards African wild dogs Lycaon pictus: Conservation implications on private land
In South Africa, wild dogs are limited to a single viable population in Kruger National Park. Current conservation efforts aim to develop a meta-population through the reintroduction of wild dogs… Expand
Estimating the size of spotted hyaena (Crocuta crocuta) populations through playback recordings allowing for non‐response
Conventional census techniques are inappropriate for estimating numbers of nocturnal animals such as the spotted hyaena (Crocuta crocuta). A technique based on attracting animals by taped sounds to… Expand
Predator-prey size relationships in an African large-mammal food web.
The relative size of predators and prey had a pervasive structuring influence on biomass fluxes within this large-mammal food web, and predation become a negligible cause of mortality for megaherbivores substantially exceeding 1000 kg in adult body mass. Expand
Cheetah Acinonyx jubatus feeding ecology in the Kruger National Park and a comparison across African savanna habitats: is the cheetah only a successful hunter on open grassland plains?
The literature on cheetah Acinonyx jubatus ecology is dominated by studies on the Serengeti Plains (SNP) in East Africa. Because of this and the cheetah's hunting strategy it is generally considered… Expand
The potential contribution of ecotourism to African wild dog Lycaon pictus conservation in South Africa
Abstract African wild dogs are endangered, and in South Africa as elsewhere, they inhabit a fraction of their former range. In this study, we assessed the potential for economic benefits derived from… Expand
Aspects of the management of cheetahs, Acinonyx jubatus jubatus, trapped on Namibian farmlands
Abstract The Namibian cheetah population has recently undergone serious decline due to human-mediated removals, and investigating the rates and causes of such removals is an important aspect of the… Expand
Demography of the Namibian cheetah, Acinonyx jubatus jubatus
Examination of cheetah reported live-trapped or killed by local farmers, combined with subsequent information from radio-telemetry, allowed demographic parameters such as sex ratios, age and social structure, litter size, interbirth intervals and survivorship to be estimated for cheetahs on Namibian farmlands. Expand