Essays about: "African savannah"

Found 5 essays containing the words African savannah.

  1. 1. Nutrient distribution by mammalian herbivores in Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park (South Africa)

    University essay from SLU/Dept. of Wildlife, Fish and Environmental Studies

    Author : Laura van Veenhuisen; [2018]
    Keywords : megaherbivores; nutrient distribution; stoichiometry; South Africa; Hluhluwe–Imfolozi Park; African savannah; herbivores; wildlife ecology; dung;

    Abstract : African megaherbivores are ecosystem engineers, which are under threat of extinction caused by, among others, poaching and climate change. Their current rates of loss means that there’s a need to better analyse their impact on the environment, in order to predict the consequences of losing this group. READ MORE

  2. 2. Consequences of white rhinoceros (Ceratotherium simum) poaching on grassland structure in Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park in South Africa

    University essay from SLU/Dept. of Wildlife, Fish and Environmental Studies

    Author : Emy Vu; [2018]
    Keywords : white rhinoceros; South Africa; Hluhluwe–iMfolozi Park; poaching; African savannah; herbivore; wildlife;

    Abstract : The megaherbivore white rhinoceros plays a vital role in African savannah ecosystem, where it affects the grassland through heavy grazing and creates a mosaic grassland varying in structure. Illegal removal of the white rhinoceros has dramatically increased, and led to a decrease of white rhinoceros’ population density. READ MORE

  3. 3. Swedish polar bears on the African savannah – failure or success? : A case study of two Swedish entrepreneurs in Zambia

    University essay from Linnéuniversitetet/Institutionen för organisation och entreprenörskap (OE); Linnéuniversitetet/Institutionen för organisation och entreprenörskap (OE)

    Author : Linn Gullberg; Hanna Pettersson; [2013]
    Keywords : International entrepreneurship; national business environment; opportunities and threats; uncertainties; adaptation; Zambia;

    Abstract : The purpose of this thesis is to explore what factors in the Zambian national business environment that influences the international entrepreneur, describe how Swedish entrepreneurs adapt to the uncertainties that may come with the national business environment in Zambia, and explain the opportunities and threats that come with investing in the country. In order for us to reach our purpose of the thesis, a case study of two Swedish firms has been conducted by interviews. READ MORE

  4. 4. The influence of active bomas on habitat choice of the common warthog (Phacochoerus africanus)

    University essay from SLU/Dept. of Animal Environment and Health

    Author : Pärerik Thorp; [2012]
    Keywords : common warthog; behaviour; active bomas; habitat choice;

    Abstract : The common warthog (Phachocoerus africanus) is a relatively long-legged pig with noticeable curved tusks, a short neck and three pairs of facial warts. It has four recognized subspecies. The common warthog is a non-migratory ungulate living on the African savannah. It is a hindgut fermenter and predominantly dependent on high-quality foods. READ MORE

  5. 5. Impact of bush fire on grazing behaviour of herbivores in Masai Mara

    University essay from SLU/Dept. of Animal Environment and Health

    Author : Maria Wagner; [2008]
    Keywords : fire;

    Abstract : Fire is commonly used in African savannas to remove long, dry, low-nutritious grass and generate fresh grass, both for livestock and wildlife. Since different herbivore species have different demands on amount and quality of biomass, bush fires might change the composition of the herbivore community. READ MORE