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Ecological impact of African cities

...heir actual extent." But there is little research on the ecology of cities "Africa is famous for its wildlife and the ecology of places such as the serengeti are familiar to people all over the world, but remarkably few ecologists are studying urban environments" says Jon Lovett, associate editor of the Afr...

Instances of mass die-offs in wild lions precipitated by extreme climate change

...r virus (CDV) in 1994 and 2001 that resulted in unusually high mortality in serengeti lions. CDV cycles periodically within the serengeti ecosystem, and epidemics have occurred without effects on lion populations....

Massive herds of animals found to still exist in Southern Sudan

... in Southern Sudan. Combined with the tiang and Mongalla gazelle, the team believes this would represent larger numbers than even those of the famous serengeti migrations. “We cannot risk losing this amazing natural resource now,” said Fay. The Wildlife Conservation Society is calling for the creation of...

Philandering female felines forgo fidelity

... cheetah ecology and one that merits inclusion into future conservation efforts for the species.” The nine-year study, which was conducted in the serengeti National Park of Tanzania, focused on determining the paternity of cheetahs through the use of fecal samples that were then subjected to genetic testi...

Serengeti patrols cut poaching of buffalo, elephants, rhinos

...ephants, African buffaloes and black rhinos in the serengeti National Park in Tanzania. "Wildlife within pr...ife. Some say the $2 million spent annually in the serengeti on patrols would be better spent on other preventi...e Nov. 24 issue of Science. The 5,700-square-mile serengeti is one of Africa's most pristine preserves. "...
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