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dc.contributor.authorOmoya, Edward Okot
dc.contributor.authorMudumba, Tutilo
dc.contributor.authorBuckland, Stephen T
dc.contributor.authorMulondo, Paul
dc.contributor.authorPlumptre, Andrew J
dc.identifier.citationOmoya , E O , Mudumba , T , Buckland , S T , Mulondo , P & Plumptre , A J 2014 , ' Estimating population sizes of lions Panthera leo and spotted hyaenas Crocuta crocuta in Uganda’s savannah parks, using lure count methods ' , Oryx , vol. 48 , pp. 394-401 .
dc.identifier.otherPURE: 121909240
dc.identifier.otherPURE UUID: 5da64569-7b93-42a8-8f7d-635bda239db8
dc.identifier.otherBibtex: urn:e496ec8144ce7a3fbd1c1479cb242288
dc.identifier.otherScopus: 84903277552
dc.identifier.otherWOS: 000337972400019
dc.descriptionFunding: United States Agency for International Developmenten
dc.description.abstractDespite > 60 years of conservation in Uganda’s national parks the populations of lions and spotted hyaenas in these areas have never been estimated using a census method. Estimates for some sites have been extrapolated to other protected areas and educated guesses have been made but there has been nothing more definitive. We used a lure count analysis method of call-up counts to estimate populations of the lion Panthera leo and spotted hyaena Crocuta crocuta in the parks where reasonable numbers of these species exist: Queen Elizabeth Protected Area, Murchison Falls Conservation Area and Kidepo Valley National Park. We estimated a total of 408 lions and 324 hyaenas for these three conservation areas. It is unlikely that other conservation areas in Uganda host >10 lions or > 40 hyaenas. The Queen Elizabeth Protected Area had the largest populations of lions and hyaenas: 140 and 211, respectively. It is estimated that lion numbers have declined by 30% in this protected area since the late 1990s and there are increasing concerns for the long-term viability of both species in Uganda.
dc.rights© 2013 Fauna & Flora International.en
dc.subjectCall-up censusen
dc.subjectLure counten
dc.subjectPopulation estimationen
dc.subjectG Geography (General)en
dc.subjectQL Zoologyen
dc.titleEstimating population sizes of lions Panthera leo and spotted hyaenas Crocuta crocuta in Uganda’s savannah parks, using lure count methodsen
dc.typeJournal articleen
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dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews.School of Mathematics and Statisticsen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews.Marine Alliance for Science & Technology Scotlanden
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews.Scottish Oceans Instituteen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews.St Andrews Sustainability Instituteen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews.Centre for Research into Ecological & Environmental Modellingen
dc.description.statusPeer revieweden

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