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1 June 2009 A Survey of the Large and Medium Sized Mammals of Arawale National Reserve, Kenya
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Between March 2005 and February 2006 we surveyed the large and medium sized mammals ( > 5 kg) of Arawale National Reserve, NE Kenya. Twenty-three mammal species were counted during the period, using ground transects. This included eight species listed in the 2008 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Densities and biomass of the larger mammals in the Reserve were generally low as compared to other protected areas in East Africa. There were no seasonal differences in the number of mammals counted, but differences between habitats were highly significant. Despite the low mammal densities, Arawale National Reserve is important for the conservation of threatened species, especially hirola Beatragus hunteri and wild dog Lycaon pictus.

Peter Njoroge, Richard Yego, Muchai Muchane, Mwangi Githiru, Teresia Njeri, and Alberto Giani "A Survey of the Large and Medium Sized Mammals of Arawale National Reserve, Kenya," Journal of East African Natural History 98(1), 119-128, (1 June 2009). https://doi.org/10.2982/028.098.0108
Published: 1 June 2009
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