conservation of threatened and specially protected fauna in the wild
... threatened fauna being threatened with extinction.
5.11 Establish and maintain means of identification, map records and other aids concerning relevant
threatened and specially protected fauna at each Ranger station and district and regional office.
5.12 Maintain a geographic, administrative and biol ...
This article is about the animal. For other uses, see Cheetah
... diurnal hunter. It hunts usually either early in the morning or later in the evening when it is not so
hot, but there is still enough light.
A cheetah in pursuit of Thomson's Gazelle. Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania.
The cheetah hunts by vision rather than by scent. Prey is stalked to within 10–30 m (33 ...
Table of Contents - Cheetah Conservation Fund
... The Cheetah Conservation Fund (CCF) was founded in 1990 and resides on a farm outside of
Otjiwarongo, in North-central Namibia. CCF's mission is to be the internationally recognised centre of
excellence in the conservation of cheetahs and their ecosystems; working with all stakeholders to
develop be ...
Carrying capacity of large African predators
... crocuta/leopard/lion/Lycaon pictus/management/Panthera leo/Panthera pardus/prey/spotted
Abstract: Successful conservation initiatives often lead to rapid increases in large carnivore
densities to the extent that overpopulation occurs. Yet conservation managers have no way of
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... Although the Serengeti spotted hyaena population more
than doubled during the corresponding increase in blue wildebeest (Connochaetes taurinus) abundance (Hofer and East,
1995), there has been no study to link hyaena density with
that of their prey. Again strong relationships may be derived
using th ...
... Where you can find these Interesting Creatures
Monkeys can be found in rain forests across the tropics. The place where they are most
comfortable is the forest canopy. Their long arms and even longer legs propel them through the
branches and their tails (sometimes considered a "fifth limb") help wit ...
Chapter 268 - Captive Breeding and Reintroduction
... programs also have considerable educational value because
they are used to inform zoo visitors of the value of conserving
biodiversity and to increase public interest in conservation
issues. Animals maintained in captive breeding programs also
support a variety of research programs.
Several organiza ...
- Integrative Biology - University of California, Berkeley
... times of rapid climate change, like glacial-interglacial
transitions, species have tracked their required climate
as it shifts across the landscape. This type of response is
not an option for species whose last refuge is in nature
reserves, which is the case for many endangered vertebrate species. A ...
I-HEDGE: determining the optimum complementary sets of taxa for
... contribute to its own score. Also, as laid out clearly by Faith (2008), the above metrics are
not designed to identify the best ordering or subset of taxa to protect, since complementarity
is not taken into account. For example, two closely related species may both be at high risk
of extinction, mea ...
... prickly pear cactus and other succulents that provide them with water. They store water in large anal
sacs that take up most of the space in their abdominal cavities. This is an important physical
adaptation to their arid environment.
... • $148 per year profit from cattle ranching per
hectare in Brazil
• $564 worth of medicine per hectare from 30 year
old forest in Belize
• $3054 worth of medicine per hectare from 50 year
old forest in Belize
Pleistocene rewilding is the advocacy of the reintroduction of descendants of Pleistocene megafauna, or their close ecological equivalents. An extension of the conservation practice of rewilding, which involves reintroducing species to areas where they became extinct in recent history (hundreds of years ago or less),Toward the end of the Pleistocene era (roughly 13,000 to 10,000 years ago), nearly all megafauna of South, Central, North America and Europe dwindled toward extinction. With the loss of large herbivores and predator species, niches important for ecosystem functioning were left unoccupied. In the words of the biologist Tim Flannery, ""ever since the extinction of the megafauna 13,000 years ago, the continent has had a seriously unbalanced fauna"". This means, for example, that the managers of national parks in North America have to resort to culling to keep the population of ungulates under control.Paul S. Martin (originator of the Pleistocene overkill hypothesis) states that present ecological communities in North America do not function appropriately in the absence of megafauna, because much of the native flora and fauna evolved under the influence of large mammals.