Evidence of a Declining Nile Crocodile (Crocodylus niloticus) Population at Lake Sibaya, South Africa

@inproceedings{Combrink2011EvidenceOA,
  title={Evidence of a Declining Nile Crocodile (Crocodylus niloticus) Population at Lake Sibaya, South Africa},
  author={X. Combrink and J. Korr{\^u}bel and R. H. B. Kyle and R. Taylor and P. Ross},
  year={2011}
}
  • X. Combrink, J. Korrûbel, +2 authors P. Ross
  • Published 2011
  • Geography
  • Formerly widespread throughout the waterbodies of eastern South Africa, viable Nile crocodile (Crocodylus niloticus) populations are now restricted to three disjunct protected areas in KwaZulu-Natal (KZN), Mpumalanga and Limpopo. Growing evidence suggests that protected populations are declining, including the breeding C. niloticus population at Lake Sibaya in KZN. Aerial surveys were conducted at Lake Sibaya from 2003–2004 and 2007–2009, spotlight counts in 2003 and intensive nesting surveys… CONTINUE READING
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