Large-scale distribution patterns of carnivores in northern South Africa: implications for conservation and monitoring

@inproceedings{Thorn2011LargescaleDP,
  title={Large-scale distribution patterns of carnivores in northern South Africa: implications for conservation and monitoring},
  author={Michelle E. Thorn and Matthew Green and Mark Keith and Kelly Marnewick and Philip W. Bateman and Elissa Zanna Cameron and Dawn M Scott},
  year={2011}
}
Accurate assessment of carnivore population status is frequently hindered by insufficient distribution data. For northern South Africa we address this deficit by mapping new records from landscape-scale sign surveys, questionnaire interviews, problem animal records and camera trapping. The black-backed jackal Canis mesomelas and caracal Caracal caracal remain common and wide- spread. Ranges of the serval Leptailurus serval and brown hyaena Hyaena brunnea were much larger than previous… CONTINUE READING

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