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Shifts in native ungulate communities on a former cattle ranch in Tanzania

When an area is brought under protection, current animal populations and their habitat preferences need to be assessed to predict population trends and future habitat availability. Using data from walking transects, we estimated the size of native ungulate populations on an abandoned cattle ranch in a coastal savannah in Tanzania, now included in the new Saadani National Park. Data were analysed with distance sampling and conventional strip transect techniques and were compared with results of previous wildlife counts. Few individuals

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