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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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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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Feeding behaviour of lions (Panthera leo) on a small reserve

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Abstract: The prey selection and predatory behaviour of a single pride of lions (Panthera leo) was studied in the 8500 ha Karongwe Game Reserve from 1999–2005. The study focused on the difference between prey...

Author(s): Monika B. Lehmann, Paul J. Funston, Cailey R. Owen & Rob Slotow
Year: 2008
Journal: South African Journal of Wildlife Research
Page Numbers: 66-78
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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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Ecology, Behaviour and Conservation Status of Masai Giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis tippelskirchi) in Tanzania

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Abstract: The focus of this thesis is on the behaviour, ecology and conservation of Masai giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis tippelskirchi) in Tanzania. Giraffes are the most elegant, conspicuous and tallest animals...

Author(s): Wilfred Njama Marealle
Year: 2016
Journal: Thesis for the degree of Philosophiae Doctor
Page Numbers: i-111
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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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Collapse of an ecological network in Ancient Egypt

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Abstract: The dynamics of ecosystem collapse are fundamental to determining how and why biological communities change through time, as well as the potential effects of extinctions on ecosystems. Here, we integrate...

Author(s): Justin D. Yeakela, Mathias M. Piresd, Lars Rudolfe, Nathaniel J. Dominyg, Paul L. Kochi, Paulo R. Guimarães Jr. and Thilo Grosse
Year: 2014
Journal: PNAS
Page Numbers: 1-6
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Edge effects and large mammal distributions in a national park

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Abstract: While protected areas are a centrepiece of conservation, populations of animals in protected areas can still be subject to considerable human influence. Conservation theory suggests that many species should...

Author(s): C. Kiffner, C. Stoner & T. Caro
Year: 2013
Journal: Animal Conservation
Page Numbers: 97-107