Publications

Illuminating movement? Nocturnal activity patterns in chacma baboons

Aalthough diurnal primates may periodically be active at night, there is limited evidence for strategic use of the nocturnal phase even …

Using road patrol data to identify factors associated with carnivore roadkill counts

We assessed the feasibility of using roadkill data collected daily between 2014 and 2017 by road patrol staff from a private road …

First records of Hyalomma rufipes and Ixodes neitzi (Acari - Ixodidae) found on large carnivores in South Africa

We identified a total of eight tick species belonging to six genera, and recorded Ixodes neitzi and Hyalomma rufipes on Panthera pardus …

Brown hyaena and leopard diets on private land in the Soutpansberg Mountains, South Africa

Despite the presence of livestock in the diet of collared brown hyaenas in Botswana, they were never observed hunting livestock.

High carnivore population density highlights the conservation value of industrialised sites

Our findings highlight the significant conservation potential of industrialised sites, and we suggest that such sites could help …

Roads threaten Asiatic cheetahs in Iran

Because of the extremely small population of cheetahs and the corresponding difficulty of finding statistically-significant clusters, …

Predation by small mammalian carnivores in rural agro-ecosystems - An undervalued ecosystem service?

Our results suggest that there is significant, although undervalued, potential for small carnivores to provide ecosystem services in …

Urgent action required to conserve the Critically Endangered Asiatic cheetah Acinonyx jubatus venaticus

We suggest a strategic shift in cheetah roadkill mitigation efforts away from the warning signs currently in use, as there is little …

Waterbirds targeted in Iran's wetlands

However, an estimated 3000 of these birds are currently being killed daily by local hunters in FIW (3) to sell at the local market.

Save Iran’s cheetah from extinction

The Asiatic cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus ssp. venaticus) is classed as critically endangered on the Red List of the International Union …

The conservation costs of game ranching

We demonstrate that game rancher tolerance towards free-ranging wildlife has significantly decreased as the game ranching industry has …

The impact of land reform on the status of large carnivores in Zimbabwe

The density of carnivore spoor differed significantly between land use types, and was lower on resettlement land than on private land, …

A conservation assessment of Panthera pardus

Although this is a widespread species within the assessment region, it is secretive and faces severe threats, especially outside …

A conservation assessment of Cephalophus natalensis

This species is restricted to forest patches within northeastern South Africa and Swaziland.

The impact of land reform in Zimbabwe on the conservation of cheetahs and other large carnivores

It appears that the FTLRP had a significant negative impact on wildlife conservation and human-carnivore conflict, and is estimated to …

Status of the Cheetah in Zimbabwe

Estimates of the cheetah population over the last 30 years range from 400 to 1,500, but many of these figures are not based on reliable …

Regional assessment of the status, distribution and conservation needs of cheetahs in southern Africa

A country by country assessment of the status, distribution and conservation needs for cheetah Acinonyx jubatus in the southern African …