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Entries from May 18th, 2009

Mackinder’s Eagle Owls in Kenya by Darcy Ogada

May 18th, 2009 · 11 Comments · Raptor Research

A population of Mackinder’s eagle owls in central Kenya has been the focus of ecological research in since June 2004.  Darcy Ogada of the National Museums of Kenya and Paul Muriithi have been studying this population of approximately 16 pairs to determine the impacts of farming practices on the ecology and conservation of the owls. […]

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Satellite-tracking Black Harriers in South Africa (Update March 2009) By Rob Simmons

May 4th, 2009 · 3 Comments · Raptor Research

  A pilot study of the dispersal and behaviour of satellite-tagged Black Harriers Circus maurus was forged between Natural Research and Rob Simmons of the FitzPatrick Institute, University of Cape Town in 2008. Black Harriers are globally Vulnerable species with an estimated population of only 1000-2000 birds. Their breeding ecology and threats have been intensively […]

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Effect of human activities on scavenger guild structure and function in East Africa. A proposal by Corinne Kendall

May 1st, 2009 · No Comments · Raptor Research

             The primary objective of this project will be to understand how human activities, such as land use changes and poisoning, alter scavenger guild diversity, structure, and function. Research for this study will compare scavenger community structure and function across several gradients of land use within and outside of Masai […]

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