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Giraffe and okapi: Africa’s forgotten megafauna

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Abstract: The Giraffidae family includes only two living species of ungulates: the giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis) and the okapi (Okapia johnstoni), both restricted to the African continent. Taxonomically, the...

Author(s): Noëlle F. Kümpel, Sophie Grange and Julian Fennessy
Year: 2015
Journal: African Journal of Ecology
Page Numbers: 132-134
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Contemporary niche contraction affects climate change predictions for elephants and giraffes

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Abstract: Aim: Climate change assessments are largely based on correlative species distribution models (SDMs) that are sensible to spatial biases or incompleteness of input distribution data. We tested whether changes...

Author(s): Fernando Martínez‐Freiría, Pedro Tarroso, Hugo Rebelo and José C. Brito
Year: 2016
Journal: Diversity and Distributions
Page Numbers: 432–444
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Giraffa camelopardalis, Giraffe Assessment by: Muller, Z. et al.

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Abstract: Taxonomic Notes: The IUCN SSC Giraffe and Okapi Specialist Group (GOSG) currently recognizes a single species, Giraffa camelopardalis. Nine subspecies of Giraffes are currently recognized (Dagg 2014),...

Author(s): Muller, Z., Bercovitch, F., Brand, R., Brown, D., Brown, M., Bolger, D., Carter, K., Deacon, F., Doherty, J.B., Fennessy, J., Fennessy, S., Hussein, A.A., Lee, D., Marais, A., Strauss, M., Tutchings, A. & Wube, T.
Year: 2016
Journal: The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
Page Numbers: 1-13
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Collapse of the world’s largest herbivores

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Abstract: Large wild herbivores are crucial to ecosystems and human societies. We highlight the 74 largest terrestrial herbivore species on Earth (body mass>–100 kg), the threats they face, their important...

Author(s): William J. Ripple, Thomas M. Newsome, Christopher Wolf, Rodolfo Dirzo, Kristoffer T. Everatt, Mauro Galetti, Matt W. Hayward, Graham I. H. Kerley, Taal Levi, Peter A. Lindsey, David W. Macdonald, Yadvinder Malhi, Luke E. Painter, Christopher J. Sandom, John Terborgh, Blaire Van Valkenburgh
Year: 1987
Journal: Journal: Science Advances
Page Numbers: 1-12
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The status of and trade in the South African population of giraffa camelopardalis giraffa (South African giraffe)

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Abstract: The South African population of Giraffa camelopardalis giraffa is estimated at between 21,053 and 26,919 individuals, of which between 11,411 and 14,860 individuals occur within national and provincial...

Author(s): J. Selier
Year: 2019
Journal: CoP18 Prop. 5
Page Numbers: 1-8
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Protect giraffes from wildlife trade

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Abstract: The number of giraffes in Africa has plunged by 36 to 40% in only three decades, mainly due to habitat loss, human conflicts, and poaching (1). The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)...

Author(s): José Vicente López-Bao
Year: 2019
Journal: Science
Page Numbers: 744
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Ramifying effects of the risk of predation on African multi-predator, multiprey large-mammal assemblages and the conservation implications

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Abstract: Impacts of predators on prey populations are incurred not only through mortality inflicted, but also from how the risk of mortality affects the behaviour, spatial distribution and resource access of potential...

Author(s): Norman Owen-Smith
Year: 2019
Journal: Biological Conservation
Page Numbers: 51–58
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Effects of the safari hunting tourism ban on rural livelihoods and wildlife conservation in Northern Botswana

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Abstract: This paper examines the effects of the safari hunting ban of 2014 on rural livelihoods and wildlife conservation in Northern Botswana using the social exchange theory. The paper used both primary and secondary...

Author(s): Joseph E. Mbaiwa
Year: 2017
Journal: South African Geographical Journal
Page Numbers: 1-22
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Complementary management of wildlife and livestock in West Africa - Utopia or development perspective?

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Abstract: Income from game viewing and trophy hunting is increasing in eastern and southern areas, game populations are increasing in some countries and programmes like CAMPFIRE have shown the potentials for local...

Author(s): Wolfgang Bayer, Isabelle Ciofolo and Annette von Lossau
Year: 0000
Journal: Not specified
Page Numbers: 1-6
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Giraffe Demography and Population Ecology

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Abstract: Population dynamics describe temporal change in population size and structure and the processes that contribute to that change. For conservation to succeed, it is critical that we are able to detect changes...

Author(s): D.E. Lee and M. K. L. Strauss
Year: 2016
Journal: Reference Module in Earth Systems and Environmental Sciences
Page Numbers: 1-9