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Thursday, April 20 • 13:00 - 14:00
Living Together: African Wild Dogs in a Human-Dominated Landscape

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African wild dogs are one of Africa's most threatened carnivore species. They are an extremely wide-ranging species which puts them at particular risk from the negative effects of habitat loss and fragmentation.  It also means that having populations surviving outside of protected areas is likely to be key to the conservation of the species.
One such example is the wild dog population of Laikipia county in Kenya, where wild dogs live outside of protected areas and successfully coexist with local communities.  After being locally extirpated in the 1980s wild dogs naturally recolonised Laikipia in the early 2000s.  Laikipia is a very human-dominated landscape but since wild dogs returned to the area their population has grown to become one of the largest left in the world, with surprisingly low levels of conflict with local communities.  A real conservation success story.


TV with HDMI port and cable, a power socket and a small table


Thursday April 20, 2017 13:00 - 14:00 BST
South Cloister Barry Building, Ground Floor

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