Precision, accuracy, and costs of survey methods for giraffe Giraffa Camelopardalis

  title={Precision, accuracy, and costs of survey methods for giraffe Giraffa Camelopardalis},
  author={Derek E. Lee and Monica L. Bond},
  journal={Journal of Mammalogy},
  pages={940 - 948}
Giraffes Giraffa camelopardalis are megafaunal browsers and keystone species in African savanna ecosystems. Range-wide population declines are suspected, but robust data are lacking. Tanzania holds the largest population of giraffe of any range state, and aerial surveys constitute most of Tanzania's giraffe population monitoring data, but their accuracy has not yet been assessed. An IUCN status assessment for giraffe is currently underway, and calibrating aerial surveys with ground-based… 
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