COSMIC RHINO

cheetah population and range decline

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when the results came out in January 2017 it was subscribers  and paid access

 

now it is open access for the full article with supplementary information 

 

please  see  s Durant et al  The global decline of cheetah Acinonyx jubatus and what it means for conservation PNAS JAN 2017 

 

http://www.pnas.org/content/114/3/528.full.pdf

the population is around 7,100 in 9% of their historic range

 

of this 77% liven outside protected areas

 

things look grim

 

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I do not trust at all the estimations from Radom and Southern National Parks.

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It seems odd that the regions about which most is known (South Africa) is all lumped. There is one single estimate for the following countries Namibia, SA, Mozambique, Zambia, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, and it consists of a large part of the total remaining number (4,000 out of 7,000).

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All I know is that I simply cannot believe that Canada, Spain, France  and other countries are actually allowing the import of cheetah trophies. The number of cheetah remaining is simply too small to allow big game hunting. Furthermore, bow hunting of cheetah is allowed in Namibia. 

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We are making an aweful  mess  of nature , things are  moving to a simplified  human  dominated landscape 

 

it is desireable that  retaining cheetahs should pay  for ordinary people,  with community and international support

 

priorities are seriously wrong when sport is massively funded as nature perishes and people starve

 

yes the figures in the paper are over grouped  Serengeti mara, tsavo, Laikipia and sambura are not one population

 

the supplementary information does not given more distinctly different population figures

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