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Bucking the dismal decline in wildlife: Amboseli numbers are going up

Amboseli Conservation Program’s five decades of continuous monitoring the Amboseli region shows an astonishing turnaround for wildlife after years of decline. Many species are now more abundant than forty-five years ago, a remarkable contrast to the rapid losses across Africa and around the world. What explains this small point of light in a gloomy outlook for wildlife? What lessons does Amboseli offer conservation? And how can the success be kept up as the space for wildlife shrinks? As scientists patch

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Amboseli Ecosystem Management Plan 2008-2018

This 10-year (2008-2018) management plan for the Amboseli Ecosystem (AE) has been developed through a collaborative effort involving a wide array of stakeholders including Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS), Amboseli/Tsavo Group Ranch Conservation Association (ATGRCA), African Wildlife Foundation (AWF), African Conservation Center (ACC), Amboseli Trust for Elephants (ATE) and the Oloitokitok/Kajiado District administration (see Annex 1). Several expert studies aimed at shedding light on management issues pertaining to the ecology of the ecosystem, infrastructure development and maintenance, leases relating to community

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The sex ratio of the giraffe

61.5 per cent of the 117 young giraffes born in captivity were males. A similar preponderance of males has been observed among adult giraffes in Transvaal and in Amboseli National Reserve, but not in Nairobi National Park where 60.7 per cent of the adults were females. The possible causes of such abnormal sex ratios are discussed. (Article is in French)

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