Wildlife as insurance against rainfall fluctuations in a semi-arid savanna setting of southeastern Zimbabwe

@inproceedings{Poshiwa2013WildlifeAI,
  title={Wildlife as insurance against rainfall fluctuations in a semi-arid savanna setting of southeastern Zimbabwe},
  author={Xavier Poshiwa and Rolf A. Groeneveld and Ignas M. A. Heitk{\"o}nig and Herbert H. T. Prins and Ekko C. van Ierland},
  year={2013}
}
This paper presents modeling approaches for wildlife conservation in a semi-arid savanna setting where there are frequent occurrences of drought. The model was used to test the extent to which wildlife income offers opportunities to reduce fluctuations in income as a result of variations in annual rainfall. For the application of the model the wildlife and agro-pastoral systems of southeastern Zimbabwe were simulated. Results show that wildlife income has the potential to compensate for some of… CONTINUE READING

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