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East African coastal forest under pressure
The Arabuko Sokoke dryland coastal forest along the East African coastline provides a unique habitat for many endangered endemic animal and plant species. High demographic pressure with subsequentExpand
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Increasing livelihood through use of adapted crop varieties—case study from a semiarid region of East Kenya
ABSTRACT Livelihood status, smallholder farming, and climate change are directly interconnected in sub-Sahara Africa. Simulations predict that yields of main crops will decrease and will beExpand
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Drones for butterfly conservation: larval habitat assessment with an unmanned aerial vehicle
ContextEvidence-based nature conservation focuses on ecological facts and the incorporation of knowledge on the ecology of species, including its entire life cycle. In butterflies, imagos and itsExpand
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A Kenyan endemic bird species Turdoides hindei at home in invasive thickets
Thickets along rivers in Eastern Kenya are important habitats for many endangered species. These habitats also provide fundamental ecosystem services for humans. Intense anthropogenic activitiesExpand
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Beyond prime areas of nature protection in East Africa: conservation ecology of a narrowly distributed Kenyan endemic bird species
Conflicts between human needs and nature conservation are exceptionally pronounced along rivers in tropical Kenya, where riparian ecosystems create important retreats for many endangered species, butExpand
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Nature conservation at the edge
Currently, there is an increasing need for evidence-based strategies in nature conservation, for example when designing and establishing nature reserves. In this contribution, we critically assessExpand
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Documenting the chronology of ecosystem health erosion along East African rivers
Pristine tropical ecosystems are currently suffering under extreme demographic pressure. This has led to habitat destruction and disturbances, an important precondition for the invasion of exoticExpand
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Kenyan endemic bird species at home in novel ecosystem
Abstract Riparian thickets of East Africa harbor a large number of endemic animal and plant species, but also provide important ecosystem services for the human being settling along streams. ThisExpand
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Real-world complexity of food security and biodiversity conservation
Abstract Feeding the booming human population and at the same time conserving biodiversity is a global challenge. Yet, it is particularly acute in developing countries where biodiversity is high andExpand
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Mark-release-recapture meets Species Distribution Models: Identifying micro-habitats of grassland butterflies in agricultural landscapes
Habitat demands and species mobility strongly determine the occurrence of species. Sedentary species with specific habitat requirements are assumed to occur more patchy than mobile habitat generalistExpand
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