Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Cheetah Status Report

The Status report for the cheetah in Botswana by Cheetah Conservation Botswana details changes that have occurred over the past 40 years, which have had negative impacts on wildlife populations, the cheetah included. These include, overstocking of livestock, range partitioning and the erection of cordon fences causing dramatic reductions in wildlife populations. The author makes recommendations on how to conserve this species in Botswana. These are: the need to raise awareness amongst communities about the status of the cheetah, the maintenance of corridors between protected areas (Wildlife Management Areas) in order to maintain healthy prey populations and investigating the option of sustainable utilisation of Botswana's cheetah population. The report is available in the HOORC Library.

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