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University of Namibia (2018)

Factors influencing the establishment of translocated eland (Taurotragus oryx) and springbok (Antidorcas marsupialis) in the Nyae Nyae conservancy, Namibia

Lendelvo, Selma M.

Titre : Factors influencing the establishment of translocated eland (Taurotragus oryx) and springbok (Antidorcas marsupialis) in the Nyae Nyae conservancy, Namibia

Auteur : Lendelvo, Selma M.

Université de soutenance  : University of Namibia

Grade : Doctor of Philosophy in Science (Conservation Biology). 2018

Résumé partiel
The emergence of the Community-Based Natural Resources Management (CBNRM) approach in Namibia contributed to the establishment of communal conservancies that aim to conserve wildlife outside protected areas, as well as benefit local communities. Recent translocations in Namibia involved the movement of wildlife from protected areas to communal conservancies in order to expand the range of wildlife species in the areas they once occupied, as part of effective community-based conservation efforts. Little research has been done to understand the outcome of the translocation of ungulates for the purpose of restocking wildlife populations in communal conservancies, and to determine the factors affecting the establishment of these ungulates, as well as the contribution of translocation to sustainable wildlife management in Namibia. The aim of this study was to establish the factors that contributed to outcomes of translocated eland (Taurotragus oryx) and springbok (Antidorcas marsupialis) in the Nyae Nyae conservancy. The study utilised a mixed-method design that involved the employment of both qualitative and quantitative data collection methodologies in obtaining primary and secondary data. Field observations were carried out to collect data on the current population structure of the eland and springbok. A total of 56 questionnaires, 19 key-informants and 6 focussed-group discussions (FGDs) with community members and stakeholders, were administered during the period of July 2013 to March 2015. Stakeholders comprised the relevant local, regional and national institutions that worked closely with the Nyae Nyae conservancy in different aspects of wildlife and conservancy management. Secondary data, consisting of long-term wildlife count data, were obtained from the conservancy and the office of the Ministry of Environment and Tourism both in Tsumkwe and Windhoek. Following translocations, a stable trend of the overall wildlife population sizes in the Nyae Nyae conservancy (r=0.477 ; t10=1.574 ; p=0.145) was found.

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