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Bennitt, E. Okavango Buffalo Research: The ecology of African buffalo (Syncerus caffer) in the Okavango Delta, Botswana. PhD thesis, University of Bristol


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The ecology of African buffalo (Syncerus caffer) in the Okavango Delta, Botswana.

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African buffalo were selected for this, the first single species herbivore study in the Delta, because they are thought to play vital role in the ecosystem. Buffalo are large animals that can form herds of several thousands. They are also one of the most numerous animals in the Delta, with the population estimated at 30,000 individuals (DWNP, 2006). These factors combine to suggest that the African buffalo is a keystone species, and any fluctuations in their numbers could have strong repercussions for the rest of the ecosystem.

Type: Thesis

URL: http://www.okavango-buffalo-research.com/project.html


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