Research

The GLCP has been undertaking research across the Greater Limpopo Lion Conservation Unit (GLLCU) since 2011. Our research has been primarily examining the impact of anthropomorphic pressures on lions and their ecology across the landscape. 

Our research consists of a vast variety of activities from call-up and walked spoor surveys, camera trapping and genetic sampling, to satellite GPS collaring and data modelling.  

Data derived from our in situ research helps us design, guide and measure the effectiveness our conservation activities and that of other stakeholders we collaborate with. 

Our research extends beyond lions to other large carnivore abundance, prey availability, habitat quality, and other mega-fauna occupancy such as elephant. Using such datasets we have contributed to regional and national conservation management plans and provided robust data modelling to help guide management plans to improve wildlife connectivity across the Greater Limpopo Trans-Frontier Conservation Area (GLTFCA).  

Publications, presentations & reports:

Strampelli, P., Andresen, L., Everatt, K.T. et al. (2018) Leopard density in southern Mozambique: evidence from spatially explicit capture-recapture in Xonghile Game Reserve. Oryx doi: 10.1017/S0030605318000121 (PhD work)

Lindsey, P.A., Petracca, L. S,.Funston, P. J.,Bauer, H.,Dickman, A., Everatt, K.T. et al. (2017) The performance of African protected areas for lions and their prey. Biological Conservation 209: 137-149.

Everatt, K.T., Andresen, L., Ripple, W.J. & Kerley, G.I.H. (2016) Rhino poaching may cause atypical trophic cascades. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 10.1002/fee.1202 (PhD work).

Ripple, W.J., Chapron, G., Lopez-Bao, J.V., Everatt, K.T., et al. (2016) Saving the world’s terrestrial megafauna. BioScience Advances doi: 10.1093/biosci/biw092 (PhD work).

Ripple, W.J., Newsome, T.M., Wolf, C., Dirzo, R., Everatt, K.T. et al. (2015) Collapse of the world’s largest herbivores. Science Advances1:e1400103 (PhD work).

Everatt, K.T., Andresen, L. & Somers, M.J. (2015) The influence of prey, pastoralism and poaching on the hierarchical use of habitat by an apex predator. African Journal of Wildlife Research Special Carnivore Issue 45: 187–196 (MSc work).

Everatt, K.T., Andresen, L. & Somers, M.J. (2014) Trophic scaling and occupancy analysis reveals a lion population limited by top-down anthropogenic pressure in the Limpopo National Park, Mozambique. PLoS ONE 9(6): e99389. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0099389 (MSc work).

 Andresen, L., Everatt, K.T. & Somers, M.J. (2014) Use of site occupancy models for targeted monitoring of the cheetah. Journal of Zoology 292: 212-220.

Andresen, L., Everatt, K.T., Somers, M.J. & Purchase, G.K. (2012) Evidence for a resident population of cheetah in Parque Nacional do Limpopo, Mozambique. South African Journal of Wildlife Research 42:144-146.

 

Everatt, K.T.  (2017) Landscape scale occupancy of lions-What limits lions in human disturbed landscapes. Presentation at Savana Science Meeting, Kruger Park.

 

Everatt, K. T. (2016) Meat, magic and mismanagement; challenges of lion conservation.  Presentation at Zero Tolerance for Illegal Wildlife Trade. UNISA, Pretoria.

Fusaria, A., Everatt, K.T. et al. (2016) National Action Plan for the Conservation of the African Lion (Panthera leo leo) in Mozambique. ANAC.

Hack, M.A., Lorenzen, E., Everatt, K.T. et al., (2016) IUCN Red List Assessment Equus quagga.

Everatt, K.T. (2015) The status and conservation of lions in the Mozambican Greater Limpopo Lion Conservation Unit. Oral presentation to stakeholders at the workshop to draft the revised National Action Plan for the Conservation of Lions in Mozambique.

Everatt, K.T. (2015) Improving conservation prospects for lions in the Greater Limpopo Lion Conservation Unit; determining key threats and identifying appropriate solutions. Report to National Parks and Mozambique government.

Andresen, L., Everatt, K.T. & Kerley,G.I.H. (2015) Preliminary report on the apex predators of Banhine National Park and potential Banhine-Limpopo corridor. Centre for African Conservation Ecology Report 61.

Everatt, K.T. (2014) Lion population and habitat ecology in the Limpopo National Park, Mozambique. Presentation at Conservation Science in Mozambique Conference, USAid, Maputo, Mozambique.

Andresen, L. & Everatt, K.T. (2014) Population and habitat ecology of cheetah and lion in the Limpopo National Park, Mozambique. Report to Mozambique government.

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