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Systematic aerial sample survey of Laikipia county, April 2016 Preliminary Report

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Abstract: A systematic aerial sample survey of Laikipia County (9666km2) was carried out in April 2016 by Kenya’s Directorate of Resource Survey and Remote Sensing survey teams in partnership with Laikipia Wildlife...

Author(s): A.K.Kes Hillman Smith, Gordon O. Ojwang and Victor N Mose
Year: 2016
Journal: Preliminary Report - Kenya’s Directorate of Resource Survey and Remote Sensing
Page Numbers: 1-16
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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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Assessment of giraffe populations and conservation status in East Africa

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Abstract: Populations of giraffes Giraffa camelopardalis are declining in the wild, with some populations having suffered an 80% decline in the past ten years. In comparison to other large African mammals, giraffes...

Author(s): Zoe Muller
Year: 2016
Journal: People’s Trust for Endangered Species. Final Report: May 2016
Page Numbers: 1-7
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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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Genetic diversity in fragmented southern African giraffe populations

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Abstract: The giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis) is distributed throughout sub-Sahara in savannah habitat. It is currently listed as Vulnerable on the IUCN Red Data List, as their numbers are declining. Little is...

Author(s): Marika Edna van Niekerk
Year: 2018
Journal: Master’s Degree Genetics Dissertation
Page Numbers: i-105
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Large-scale ruminant genome sequencing provides insights into their evolution and distinct traits

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Abstract: The ruminants are one of the most successful mammalian lineages, exhibiting morphological and habitat diversity and containing several key livestock species. To better understand their evolution, we generated...

Author(s): Lei Chen, Qiang Qiu, Yu Jiang, Kun Wang, Zeshan Lin, Zhipeng Li, Faysal Bibi, Yongzhi Yang, Jinhuan Wang, Wenhui Nie, Weiting Su, Guichun Liu, Qiye Li, Weiwei Fu, Xiangyu Pan, Chang Liu, Jie Yang, Chenzhou Zhang, Yuan Yin, Yu Wang, Yue Zhao, Chen Zhang, Zhongkai Wang, Yanli Qin, Wei Liu, Bao Wang, Yandong Ren, Ru Zhang, Yan Zeng, Rute R. da Fonseca, Bin Wei, Ran Li, Wenting Wan, Ruoping Zhao, Wenbo Zhu, Yutao Wang, Shengchang Duan, Yun Gao, Yong E. Zhang, Chunyan Chen, Christina Hvilsom, Clinton W. Epps, Leona G. Chemnick, Yang Dong, Siavash Mirarab, Hans Redlef Siegismund, Oliver A. Ryder, M. Thomas P. Gilbert, Harris A. Lewin, Guojie Zhang, Rasmus Heller and Wen Wang
Year: 2019
Journal: Science
Page Numbers: 1-12
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Proximity to humans affects local social structure in a giraffe metapopulation

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Abstract: Experimental laboratory evidence suggests that animals with disrupted social systems express weakened relationship strengths and have more exclusive social associations, and that these changes have functional...

Author(s): Monica L. Bond, Barbara König, Derek E. Lee, Arpat Ozgul and Damien R. Farine
Year: 2020
Journal: Journal of Animal Ecology
Page Numbers: 1-10
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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