oa Madoqua - Aspects of wildebeest Connochaetes taurinus ecology in the Etosha National Park - a synthesis for future management
|Article Title||Aspects of wildebeest Connochaetes taurinus ecology in the Etosha National Park - a synthesis for future management|
|© Publisher:||Namibian Ministry of Environment and Tourism|
|Affiliations||1 Namib Research Institute, Namib-Naukluft Park, Walvis Bay|
|Publication Date||Jan 1997|
|Pages||137 - 148|
|Keyword(s)||Activity patterns, Age-sex classes, Anthrax, Critical nutrient deficiency, Disease, Grazing herbivores, Migrating unrestrained, Nutritional measurements, Population structure, Predator-scavenger populations, Rumen samples, Season bacterial counts, Shade, Social classes and Thermoregulatory adaptation|
Studies of wildebeest Connochaetes taurinus ecology (1975-78) concluded that human activities, notably fencing off of former migration routes, eliminated the ability of wildebeest to migrate. This reduced a population, estimated at 25 000 in 1955, to 3 790 when fencing of Etosha was completed in 1973.
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