Serengeti Story

Author: Anthony Sinclair
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199645523
Format: PDF, Kindle
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For more than 40 years, Anthony Sinclair has researched the world's most famous conservation area, Serengeti. He understands its complex ecology - grasslands, birds, insects, and animals - as well as anyone on earth. Here he shares his deep knowledge, plus stories of dealing with civil war, bandits, poachers, and politicians.

National Park Science

Author: Jane Carruthers
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1108127479
Format: PDF, Kindle
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South Africa is renowned for its wildlife and environmental conservation in iconic national parks such as the Kruger, one of the world's first formal protected areas. However, this is the first book to thoroughly analyse and explain the interesting and changing scientific research that has been accomplished in South Africa's national parks during the twentieth century. Providing a fascinating and thorough historical narrative based on an extensive range of sources, this text details the evolution of traditional natural history pursuits to modern conservation science in South Africa, covering all research areas of conservation biology and all the national parks around the country. It reveals the interaction between the international context, government, learning institutions and the public that has shaped the present conservation arena. A complex story that will interest and inform not only those involved in conservation science of South Africa, but worldwide.

Lonely Planet Reisef hrer Tansania

Author: Mary Fitzpatrick
Publisher: Mair Dumont DE
ISBN: 3575440484
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Lonely Planet Reiseführer Tansania Lonely Planet E-Books für dein Smartphone, Tablet oder E-Book Reader! Spare Gewicht im Gepäck und nutze viele praktische Feature auf deiner nächsten Reise: - Navigiere schnell und einfach im E-Book mit unseren hilfreichen Links - Weblinks führen dich direkt zu weiteren Infos - Offline-Karten (inkl. Zoom) + Google Maps Links zeigen dir den Weg - Praktisch: Karten mit einem Klick downloaden, ausdrucken, mitnehmen oder speicher! - Durchsuche den Text in Sekunden nach beliebigen Stichworten - Mache Notizen und Lesezeichen und erstelle dir ganz einfach einen individuellen Reiseplan E-Book basiert auf: 4. Auflage 2018 Mit dem Lonely Planet Tansania auf eigene Faust durch einladendes Abenteuer! Etliche Monate Recherche stecken im Kultreiseführer für Individualreisende. Auf mehr als 400 Seiten geben die Autoren sachkundige Hintergrundinfos zum Reiseland, liefern Tipps und Infos für die Planung der Reise, beschreiben alle interessanten Sehenswürdigkeiten mit aktuellen Öffnungszeiten und Preisen und präsentieren ihre persönlichen Entdeckungen und Tipps. Auch Globetrotter, die abseits der ausgetretenen Touristenpfade unterwegs sein möchten, kommen auf ihre Kosten. Wie wäre es beispielsweise mit Pflanzen? Das Naturreservat Amani bietet eine Vielzahl nur hier vorkommender Arten, schattige Waldwege und ein kleines Museum, das die traditionelle Verwendung der Pflanzen zeigt. Wo unterwegs übernachten und essen? Für jeden größeren Ort gibt es eine Auswahl an Unterkünften und Restaurants für jeden Geschmack und Geldbeutel. Abgerundet wird der Guide durch Übersichts- und Detailkarten, einem Farbkapitel zu den 10 Top- Highlights, spannende Hintergrundinfos in Farbe, inspirierende Fotos, Wichtiges für die Reiseplanung sowie Glossar und - damit Sie gut verständlich ankommen - einem Sprachführer. Der Lonely- Planet-Reiseführer Tansania ist ehrlich, praktisch, witzig geschrieben und liefert inspirierende Eindrücke und Erfahrungen.

Serengeti IV

Author: Anthony R. E. Sinclair
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 022619616X
Format: PDF
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The vast savannas and great migrations of the Serengeti conjure impressions of a harmonious and balanced ecosystem. But in reality, the history of the Serengeti is rife with battles between human and non-human nature. In the 1890s and several times since, the cattle virus rinderpest—at last vanquished in 2008—devastated both domesticated and wild ungulate populations, as well as the lives of humans and other animals who depended on them. In the 1920s, tourists armed with the world’s most expensive hunting gear filled the grasslands. And in recent years, violence in Tanzania has threatened one of the most successful long-term ecological research centers in history. Serengeti IV, the latest installment in a long-standing series on the region’s ecology and biodiversity, explores the role of our species as a source of both discord and balance in Serengeti ecosystem dynamics. Through chapters charting the complexities of infectious disease transmission across populations, agricultural expansion, and the many challenges of managing this ecosystem today, this book shows how the people and landscapes surrounding crucial protected areas like Serengeti National Park can and must contribute to Serengeti conservation. In order to succeed, conservation efforts must also focus on the welfare of indigenous peoples, allowing them both to sustain their agricultural practices and to benefit from the natural resources provided by protected areas—an undertaking that will require the strengthening of government and education systems and, as such, will present one of the greatest conservation challenges of the next century.

The Gnu s World

Author: Richard Estes
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520273184
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This is the first scholarly book on the antelope that dominates the savanna ecosystems of eastern and southern Africa. It presents a synthesis of research conducted over a span of fifty years, mainly on the wildebeest in the Ngorongoro and Serengeti ecosystems, where eighty percent of the world’s wildebeest population lives. Wildebeest and other grazing mammals drive the ecology and evolution of the savanna ecosystem. Richard D. Estes describes this process and also details the wildebeest’s life history, focusing on its social organization and unique reproductive system, which are adapted to the animal’s epic annual migrations. He also examines conservation issues that affect wildebeest, including range-wide population declines.

Savannas of Our Birth

Author: Robin Reid
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520954076
Format: PDF, Docs
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This book tells the sweeping story of the role that East African savannas played in human evolution, how people, livestock, and wildlife interact in the region today, and how these relationships might shift as the climate warms, the world globalizes, and human populations grow. Our ancient human ancestors were nurtured by African savannas, which today support pastoral peoples and the last remnants of great Pleistocene herds of large mammals. Why has this wildlife thrived best where they live side-by-side with humans? Ecologist Robin S. Reid delves into the evidence to find that herding is often compatible with wildlife, and that pastoral land use sometimes enriches savanna landscapes and encourages biodiversity. Her balanced, scientific, and accessible examination of the current state of the relationships among the region’s wildlife and people holds critical lessons for the future of conservation around the world.

Nature s Great Events

Author: Karen Bass
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780226471549
Format: PDF, Kindle
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In this companion book to the television series, six of the most spectacular natural phenomena on our planet are explored--the flooding of the Okavango Delta in Botswana; the melting of 10 million square kilometers of ice in the Arctic; the migration of the Serengeti; the great salmon run in British Columbia; the explosion of sea life in Alaska's coastal waters; and perhaps the greatest marine spectacle on the planet, the annual tide of sardines along South Africa's east coast.