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The Ecology and Management of Kalahari Lions in Central Botswana

This is a one hour long video of the seminar I recently gave at the ANU, disseminating my results from the CKGR lion research project. … [Read more...]

Human vs Livestock vs Wild mammal biomass on Earth

At some time in recent pre-history, there were fewer than 100,000 humans, hunter gatherers all, while  the rest of mammal diversity was wild. Then humans domesticated plants and animals, and together they came to dominate the landscape in a  very short time. A handy way to measure this is by estimating biomass. This is because small mammals are … [Read more...]

Lion strongholds around Africa

I owe this data 100% to Jason Riggio and others, where they provided the data and shape files in this paper. The map is now a visualisation of the strongholds for lions around Africa, and does not include areas that are privately owned ( very noticeable in South Africa), and they have tentatively included a substantial population estimate for … [Read more...]

Map of lion research around Africa

This work in progress incorporates many of the important lion research locations around Africa, naming the primary investigator as per peer reviewed published research. For many projects there are other papers and even other researchers, but this map is only really to give a feel for where the majority of lion research is concentrated. Feel free to … [Read more...]