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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...]

Greater Kudu

The greater kudu (Tragelaphus strepsiceros) is a woodland antelope found throughout eastern and southern Africa. Despite occupying such widespread territory, they are sparsely populated in most areas, due to a declining habitat, deforestation and poaching.[2] The greater kudu is one of two species commonly known as kudu, the other being the lesser … [Read more...]