Mapping accelerating fencing processes in the Greater Mara II

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Last year, we published the first part of this work in Scientific Reports, based on satellite images from 1985 to 2016 (Løvschal et al. 2017). We are currently working on updating the maps with particular attention to land coverage, the speed of the fencing, and its expansion in relation to conservancy areas; in order to enhance our understanding of the implications of fencing for both the present and the future.

 

People involved:

Associate Professor Mette Løvshal, Aarhus University

PhD, Executive Director, Irene Amoke, Kenya Wildlife Trust

GIS expert Peder Bøcher, Aarhus University

Professor Jens-Christian Svenning, Aarhus University

 

Reference:

Mette Løvschal, Peder Klith Bøcher, Jeppe Pilgaard, Irene Amoke, Alice Odingo, Aggrey Thuo & Jens-Christian Svenning

Fencing bodes a rapid collapse of the unique Greater Mara ecosystem

Scientific Reports volume 7, Article number: 41450 (2017)

Photo: Peder Klith Bøcher
Photo: Peder Klith Bøcher