Articles by Keyword: Wildlife Mortalities

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  1. Wildlife roadkill patterns on a major highway in northern Tanzania

    Wildlife roadkill patterns on a major highway in northern Tanzania

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Zoology
    Despite expanding road networks, there is limited understanding of the effects of roads on wildlife in East Africa. We present a baseline survey and describe the patterns of roadkill in the Tarangire–Manyara ecosystem of Tanzania. A 75 km stretch of...
  2. The ecological potential of the kudu for commercial production in savanna regions

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of the Grassland Society of Southern Africa
    This paper considers the choice of a browsing ungulate to supplement cattle in savanna regions susceptible to problems of bush encroachment, and evaluates the kudu in particular. Relevant aspects of its ecology considered include (i) the vegetation components utilized at...
  3. MASS MORTALITIES OF FISH IN SOUTH AFRICAN ESTUARIES

    MASS MORTALITIES OF FISH IN SOUTH AFRICAN ESTUARIES

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Southern African Journal of Aquatic Sciences
    Changes to the physico-chemical environment have been identified as the cause of fish mass mortalities in South African estuaries. Most published accounts have linked these mortalities to a single dominant factor such as low salinity, low or high temperature, low...
  4. Feeding characteristics of sheep (<em>Ovis aries</em>) and Grant's gazelles (<em>Gazella granti</em>) on Kapiti ranch, Kenya

    Feeding characteristics of sheep (<em>Ovis aries</em>) and Grant's gazelles (<em>Gazella granti</em>) on Kapiti ranch, Kenya

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Journal of Range & Forage Science
    A study was conducted to determine the dietary characteristics of sheep and Grant's gazelles on Kapiti Ranch, Kenya. The botanical composition of the diet was determined using the faecal microhistological technique. Plant species in the diets were categorised into grass,...
  5. Wildlife or livestock? New directions for developing communal rangelands in South Africa

    Wildlife or livestock? New directions for developing communal rangelands in South Africa

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Journal of Range & Forage Science
    The paper agrees with three fundamental points raised by Vetter (in this issue), whilst highlighting an emerging trend in wildlife land use, which should be considered in policy making. Firstly, the paper supports the argument that communal rangelands are important...
  6. A Protocol for Wildlife Conservation Planning in an Afforestable Montane Grassland Region

    A Protocol for Wildlife Conservation Planning in an Afforestable Montane Grassland Region

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: The Southern African Forestry Journal
    The grassland biome is the biome most transformed by human activity in South Africa. At least thirteen percent of the biome is suitable for pine afforestation. There is a need for conservation evaluations before large-scale commercial afforestation to determine which...
  7. Perceptions towards Egyptian Geese at the Steenberg Golf Estate, Cape Town, South Africa

    Perceptions towards Egyptian Geese at the Steenberg Golf Estate, Cape Town, South Africa

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Ostrich: Journal of African Ornithology
    The number of Egyptian Geese Alopochen aegyptiaca has increased in the Western Cape province, South Africa, during the past few decades and they are allegedly perceived as a problem on golf courses. However, attitudes towards the geese on golf courses...
  8. Habitat use pattern of three species of egrets in a small coastal lagoon in Ghana

    Habitat use pattern of three species of egrets in a small coastal lagoon in Ghana

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Ostrich: Journal of African Ornithology
    The foraging and pattern of habitat use of Western Reef Heron Egretta gularis, Little Egret Egretta garzetta and Great Egret Egretta alba were studied in Sakumo II Lagoon in Ghana to determine the extent of utilisation of non-fish resources by...
  9. Salmon mortalities associated with a bloom of <em>Alexandrium fundyense</em> in 2003 in the Bay of Fundy, and subsequent early warning approaches for industry

    Salmon mortalities associated with a bloom of <em>Alexandrium fundyense</em> in 2003 in the Bay of Fundy, and subsequent early warning approaches for industry

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Journal of Marine Science
    In early September 2003, >3.0 × 105 cells l−1 of Alexandrium fundyense were detected in close proximity to salmon aquaculture sites near Grand Manan Island in the Bay of Fundy, eastern Canada. High concentrations persisted throughout the month, peaking to...
  10. Guidelines for the design and management of artificial raptor perches and nest-tree stands on forestry estates in South Africa

    Guidelines for the design and management of artificial raptor perches and nest-tree stands on forestry estates in South Africa

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: The Southern African Forestry Journal
    The aim of this paper is to provide timber growers with silvicultural guidelines for the establishment of raptor perches and nest stands on forestry estates. Rodents do extensive damage to young saplings and as an ecologically friendly alternative to rodenticides,...