Serengeti: People as Part of Ecology [book review]

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Sally E. Koerner, Assistant Professor (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: The thought of the Serengeti calls forth images of endless plains, broken only by the occasional Acacia or the large migratory herd of wildebeest. This land captures the imagination, and those who have seen the vast expanse and the unending abundance can never forget it. Perhaps this is why few ecosystems have been studied as comprehensively as the Serengeti–Mara System. However, as much as our imagination might desire it to be, we are beginning to realize that the land does not go on forever and that even this vast ecosystem is limited. Conservation, especially in developing countries, must enhance human welfare and reduce poverty. Conservation and ecological integrity are no longer enough; protected areas must provide economic and social benefits.

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Ecology, 90(8), 2334-2335
Language: English
Date: 2009
community-based conservation, human–wildlife conflict, Serengeti, wildebeest migration

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