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Research shows cattle ranching could help conserve rare African antelope, lions

Endangered African antelope and the lions that prey on them may benefit from certain cattle ranching practices in Kenya, according to newly published research led by a 2017 University of Wyoming Ph.D. graduate.  Caroline Ng'weno, who conducted the research during her UW graduate studies, is one of the first—if not the first—Kenyan women to have earned a Ph.D. working as a field biologist in Kenya. Ng'weno now heads the Pride of Meru program for the Born Free Foundation, an organization dedicated to research and protection of lions in central Kenya. Her work has provided new insights into the interaction among Jackson's hartebeest, a species of conservation concern; other wild ungulates; cattle; and lions in Kenya's Ol Pejeta Conservancy, which is managed for both wildlife conservation and cattle ranching.  Read more...

 

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