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dc.contributor.advisorSlotow, Robert Hugh.
dc.creatorKettles, Ross.
dc.date.accessioned2011-02-23T06:49:45Z
dc.date.available2011-02-23T06:49:45Z
dc.date.created2007
dc.date.issued2007
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10413/2589
dc.descriptionThesis (M.Sc.)-University of KwaZulu-Natal, Pietermaritzburg, 2007.en_US
dc.description.abstractThis Research investigates the potential impacts that free-ranging lions have within a small (<100 000 hectare), enclosed protected area, and it also investigates the subsequent challenges to the managers of areas such as these. A comprehensive literature review reveals that the smaller the protected area, the more intensively it needs to be managed via active adaptive management, because perimeter fences do not allow for immigration and emigration. The consequences of this are over-population; inbreeding depression; the decline of prey and other predator species; conflict with neighbouring communities as a result of break-outs; and, in some cases, the spreading of intra- and interspecies disease. Lions are very proficient breeders and, in all cases investigated, reserves exceeded their local carrying capacity within a relatively short period of time. A range of management interventions can potentially achieve short- and/or long-term reserve objectives. These interventions include relocation, contraception, hunting and artificial takeovers. These interventions are described in terms of the preparation required, the biological consequences and the sociological influences.en_US
dc.subjectLions.en_US
dc.subjectCaptive wild animals--Breeding.en_US
dc.subjectWildlife reintroduction--South Africa.en_US
dc.subjectWildlife management--South Africa.en_US
dc.subjectWildlife relocation--South Africa.en_US
dc.subjectLions--South Africa.en_US
dc.subjectLions--Behaviour.en_US
dc.subjectLions--Ecology.en_US
dc.subjectGame reserves--Management.en_US
dc.subjectTheses--Environmental Science.en_US
dc.titleThe management of free-ranging lions on enclosed protected areas.en_US
dc.typeThesis


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