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Tom Kellie posted a topic in Research / scientific papershttp://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0163249 ~ This September, 2016 research article published in PLOS One is titled: “Extreme Wildlife Declines and Concurrent Increase in Livestock Numbers in Kenya: What Are the Causes?”. The study suggests that the viability of wildlife is directly threatened by substantial increases in livestock populations in Kenya's 21 rangeland counties. The authors question the effectiveness of Kenya's wildlife conservation policies, strategies and practices.
COSMIC RHINO posted a topic in Research / scientific papersI came across this from an article on THE CONVERSATION please see http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article/authors?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0163249 the study is longterm taking in a period of decades it is based on the rangelands not the protected reserves the rangelands take in 88 % of the total area of the nation the total rangelands population of the 18 most common species of wildlife decreased between 64 and 88 % in the period 1977 to 2016 the human population went up substantially, along with sheep and goats with lesser increases for camels and donkeys, and a 25% decrease for cattle wildlife goes down when the human population is above 20 per square km, the landscape is more fragmented and there is more likely to be human wildlife conflict there are insufficient policies and markets to deal with wildlife in the rangelands , although there are some private and communal reserves