Population density of elephants and other key large herbivores in the Amboseli ecosystem of Kenya in relation to droughts

Kenya/Tanzania borderland is a critical area for conservation of biodiversity. This study was done to establish the effects of 2007 and 2009 droughts through aerial counts. Findings indicate that large mammal population collapsed, but some species crashed more than others. Total large mammal density declined over three times (207.43%), recovering modestly (þ41.59%) between 2010 and 2013.

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