Population increases of buffalo and wildebeest in the Serengeti

Authors

  • A. R. E. SINCLAIR

    1. Serengeti Ecological Monitoring Programme, Serengeti Research Institute, P.O. Box Seronera, Tanzania
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    • †Department Zoology, South Parks Road, Oxford, England.


  • *S.R.I. Publication No. 117.

Summary

Censuses of buffalo and wildebeest in the Serengeti-Mara region have been carried out by various workers at intervals since 1958. The methods of these censuses, which normally employ a total count, are described and the errors inherent in such techniques are analysed in detail. After the appropriate corrections had been made the results showed that both populations have increased considerably over the years 1961–1971.

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