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Namibie (2002)

Conservation of African Wild Dogs in Namibia : A Research and Rural Development Project to Reduce Conflict with Livestock Farmers in the Otjozondjupa and Omaheke Regions

Lines Robin

Titre : Conservation of African Wild Dogs in Namibia : A Research and Rural Development Project to Reduce Conflict with Livestock Farmers in the Otjozondjupa and Omaheke Regions

Pays : Namibie

Zone d’intervention : Omaheke Otjozondjupa

Date : 2002

Bénéficiaire : Lines Robin

Description
The decline of the African wild dog, an endangered predator endemic to sub-Saharan Africa, is well documented. Only 3,000-5,000 animals remain in the wild. 95% of Namibia’s population (c.750 individuals) range outside protected areas and are subject to widespread persecution by livestock farmers.
This study aims to : (i) investigate human/wild dog and wild dog/livestock conflict at the interface between land managed for livestock and land managed for wildlife, and (ii) develop necessary conflict mitigatory measures.
Options for the appropriate and wise use of wild dogs will be developed in collaboration with the emerging communal conservancies of the Otjozondjupa region.

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