This digital collection includes presentations from the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) 2nd African Buffalo Symposium, which was held in conjunction with the 9th International Wildlife Ranching Symposium in 2016.

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  • Program of the 9th international wildlife ranching symposium: wildlife - the key to prosperity for rural communities 

    Date Issued:2016-09
    Format:born digital; programs (documents); abstracts (summaries)
    Abstracts of parallel sessions are included. Symposium includes 4 Plenary sessions, and parallel sessions covering Wildlife Management; Sustainable Use of Wildlife; and IUCN 2nd African Buffalo Symposium.
  • Sustainably managing buffalo trophy quality 

    Author(s):Robertson, Kevin
    Date Issued:2016-09
    Format:born digital; presentations (communicative events)
    To be successful, wildlife utilization needs to be financially, ecologically and genetically sustainable. Regarding buffalo, trophy hunters invariably target the highest scoring, largest-horned bulls with little regard to ...
  • Health and demographics of African buffalo (Syncerus caffer) in Ruaha National Park, Tanzania 

    Author(s):Roug, Annette; Mathayo, Daniel; Muse, Epaphras A.; Banga, Paul; Clifford, Deana; Smith, Woutrina; Mazet, Jonna; Paul, Goodluck; Kazwala, Rudovick; Mpanduji, Donald
    Date Issued:2016-09
    Format:born digital; presentations (communicative events)
    The African buffalo (Syncerus caffer) population of Ruaha National Park may be in decline. Seasonal drying of the park's water source due to upstream irrigation may have caused loss of dry season habitat, increased pressure ...
  • Comparative analysis of forest buffalo grouping patterns in Central Africa 

    Author(s):Melletti, Mario; Groenenberg, Milou; Breuer, Thomas; Turkalo, Andrea K.; Hogg, Forrest; Ekouoth, Davy; Korte, Lisa
    Date Issued:2016-09
    Format:born digital; presentations (communicative events)
    Understanding the social organization of elusive forest-dwelling ungulates may have important conservation and management implications. We present a comparison of grouping patterns in forest buffalo across different sites ...
  • Population genomics of the Cape buffalo subspecies of the Southern African region based on SNP markers 

    Author(s):Smitz, N.; Hansen, C. Riis; Durieu, B.; Heller, R.; Vangestel, C.; Winant, V.; Van Hooft, P.; Cornélis, D.; Chardonnet, P.; Kraus, R.; Caron, A.; de Garine-Wichatitsky, M.; Michaux, J.
    Date Issued:2016-09
    Format:born digital; presentations (communicative events)
    Recent phylogeographical and population genetic studies on the African buffalo (Syncerus caffer) have revealed a complex population structure both at continental and regional scales. These studies were mainly focused on ...
  • Genetic variability of Cape buffalo populations in South Africa 

    Author(s):van der Westhuizen, Lené; Neser, Frederick W. C.; Louw, Roan
    Date Issued:2016-09
    Format:born digital; presentations (communicative events)
    Genetic diversity is essential to ensure viability of species and for them to respond to selection pressures. Climate change is predicted to cause extreme environmental conditions in South Africa with the potential for ...
  • Evolutionary history of the African buffalo (Syncerus caffer) at continental scale based on mitochondrial and nuclear molecular markers 

    Author(s):Smitz, Nathalie; Heller, Rasmus; Van Hooft, Pim; Cornélis, Daniel; Chardonnet, Philippe; Caron, Alexandre; de Garine-Wichatitsky, Michel; Michaux, Johan
    Date Issued:2016-09
    Format:born digital; presentations (communicative events)
    The African buffalo (Syncerus caffer) exhibits extreme morphological variability at the continental scale. Today, four subspecies are recognized based on morphological characteristics, with three subspecies distributed in ...
  • Surface water availability and agro-pastoral practices shape the human-wildlife interface at the edge of a protected area 

    Author(s):Valls Fox, Hugo; Chamaillé-Jammes, Simon; de Garine-Wichatitsky, Michel; Perrotton, Arthur; Courbin, Nicolas; Miguel, Eve; Guerbois, Chloé; Caron, Alexandre; Loveridge, Andrew; Stapelkamp, Brent; Muzamba, Martin; Fritz, Hervé
    Date Issued:2016-09
    Format:born digital; presentations (communicative events)
    Spatial and temporal partitioning of key resources promotes species coexistence. On the edge of unfenced protected areas, livestock and wild herbivores share foraging and watering resources. We investigated whether effective ...
  • Social dynamics in the African buffalo (Syncerus caffer) 

    Author(s):Cornélis, Daniel; Caron, Alexandre; Miguel, Eve; Grosbois, Vladimir; de Garine, Michel
    Date Issued:2016-09
    Format:born digital; presentations (communicative events)
    This is a PhD proposal that will be implemented beginning of 2017. The project aims at understanding the social organisation of the African buffalo and its eco-epidemiological implications. Approaches from several scientific ...
  • Primary production drives ecophysiological cascades in African buffalo 

    Author(s):Combrink, Henri; Beechler, Brianna; Azenwa, Vanessa; Jolles, Anna
    Date Issued:2016-09
    Format:born digital; presentations (communicative events)
    In savannah ecosystems, annual photosynthetic cycles are conspicuous from leaf to landscape level, introducing substantial temporal variability in the quality and quantity of forage plants. As such, the life histories and ...
  • Elands under intensive husbandry: fattening and meat quality in comparison to cattle 

    Author(s):Kotrba, Radim; Kolbábek, Petr; Bureš, Daniel; Bartoň, Luděk
    Date Issued:2016-09
    Format:born digital; presentations (communicative events)
    Domestication attempts to breed elands as cattle have been documented since the first half of last century. Based on mild temperament and similarities to cattle, elands were recommended for intensive husbandry. Our aim was ...
  • Effects of divergent migratory strategies on access to resources for Cape buffalo (Syncerus caffer caffer) 

    Author(s):Bennitt, Emily
    Date Issued:2016-09
    Format:born digital; presentations (communicative events)
    Populations of large herbivores frequently display divergent migratory strategies, a likely consequence of the trade-off between the costs and benefits of migration. Globally, physical and environmental barriers disrupt ...
  • Escherichia coli population structure and antibiotic resistance at a buffalo/cattle interface in southern Africa 

    Author(s):Mercat, M.; Clermont, O.; Massot, M.; Ruppe, E.; de Garine-Wichatitsky, M.; Miguel, E; Valls Fox, H.; Cornelis, D.; Andremont, A.; Denamur, E.; Caron, A.
    Date Issued:2016-09
    Format:born digital; presentations (communicative events)
    Human/livestock/wildlife interfaces create favorable conditions for microorganisms spill over between hosts. In landscapes where human expansion encroaches into natural ecosystems, the resulting epidemics are a major cause ...
  • Analyzing herbivore movements in relation to resource availability in the Savuti-Mababe-Linyanti Ecosystem (SMLE) in northern Botswana 

    Author(s):Sianga, K.; Fynn, R.; Bonyongo, M. C.
    Date Issued:2016-09
    Format:born digital; presentations (communicative events)
    The size and stability of large herbivore populations is dependent upon the ability to adapt to strong inter-annual and inter-seasonal variation in forage quantity and quality, while minimizing the risk of predation. Thus, ...