Larger Carnivores of the African Savannas
ISBN/ASIN: 9783662037683,9783662037669 | 1999 | English | pdf | 274/283 pages | 16.0 Mb
Publisher: Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg | Author: J. du P. Bothma, Clive Walker (auth.) | Edition: 1
The African savannas are rich in wildlife. Yet they are also increasingly threatened by expanding human populations. The interrelationship between vast prey herds and their predator offers fascinating insights into the world of African wildlife. Moreover, the larger carnivores are sensitive measures of environmental quality and serve as early warning systems to environmental degradation.
The book presents the ecology of all African carnivores that are larger than jackals in an ordered and scientific way. It is augmented by many colour photographs taken by both authors, and excellent sketches by the internationally renowned wildlife artist Clive Walker, depicting the life and habitat of these carnivores.