Distribution and Abundance of Lions in Northwest Tete Province, Mozambique




The continued existence of large carnivores such as the lion (Panthera leo Linnaeus, 1758) outside of protected areas is uncertain. Such populations are the least studied and the most rapidly declining. Mozambique contains roughly 8% of Africa’s lions, nearly half of which persist outside of protected areas. We estimated the distribution and abundance of lions in an unprotected section of northwest Tete Province and identified potential threats to the local persistence of lion populations. Structured interviews of local people indicated lion presence and human-lion conflict. We used interview results and anthropogenic land uses defined via Google Earth to delineate lion range digitally. We estimated population size using two methods ...


Tropical Conservation Science




DOI:10.1177/194008291300600110


- Tete


- Inglês


- Nenhuma restrição


- Outra biodiversidade terrestre


- Artigo com revisão pelos pares e teses universitárias


- Identificação, Monitoria, Indicadores e Avaliações


- Parque Nacional de Mágoè;
- Tchuma Tchato



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