oa Madoqua - The wildebeest problem in the Etosha National Park: a synthesis

Volume 13, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1011-5498



The evolutionary time span required to produce specialist grazers such as wildebeest is considered in relation to the effect on the species of rapid, man-induced changes in Etosha such as fencing, constructed water points and abnormal levels of disease and predation. Basic environmental requirements for a viable wildebeest population are examined and related to the situation presently existing in Etosha.

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