Population cycles explain white-lipped peccary’s ups and downs, study shows

Population cycles explain white-lipped peccary’s ups and downs, study shows

Scientists say they have solved the mystery behind the periodic disappearance and reappearance of the white-lipped peccary (Tayassu pecari) across huge areas of central and South America. A new study suggests that white-lipped peccary populations become so big that they over-shoot their resources, which weakens the animals and makes them more vulnerable to disease and […]

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Elephants in Southern Africa – Management Issues and Options

Elephants in Southern Africa – Management Issues and Options

Elephant conservation in southern Africa has been remarkably successful over the last century. The region’s elephant populations collapsed in the late 1880s through over-hunting, but their numbers have since increased more than 20-fold; from less than a few thousand to 250,000 – 300,000 today. The overall biomass of elephants in southern Africa is now higher […]

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