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The impact of sport-hunting on the population dynamics of an African lion population in a protected area

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Between 1999 and 2004 we undertook an ecological study of African lions (Panthera leo) in Hwange National Park, western Zimbabwe to measure the impact of sport-hunting beyond the park on the lion population within the park, using radio-telemetry and direct observation. 34 of 62 tagged lions died during the study (of which 24 were shot by sport hunters: 13 adult males, 5 adult females, 6 sub-adult males). Sport hunters in the safari areas surrounding the park killed 72% of tagged adul...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Zoology
Research group:
Wildlife Conservation Research Unit
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Institution:
Parks and Wildlife Management Authority, Harare, Zimbabwe
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Institution:
Parks and Wildlife Management Authority, Harare, Zimbabwe
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Zoology
Research group:
Wildlife Conservation Research Unit
Role:
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Mitsubishi Fund for Europe and Africa More from this funder
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Disney Foundation More from this funder
Marwell Preservation Trust More from this funder
Publisher:
Elsevier Publisher's website
Journal:
Biological Conservation Journal website
Volume:
134
Issue:
4
Pages:
548-558
Publication date:
2007-02-01
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0006-3207
Language:
English
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ora:3827
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2010-05-28

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