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Tuesday, May 17 • 12:15 - 13:00
Action for Cheetahs in Kenya: Framework for a National Cheetah Survey LIMITED

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Action for Cheetahs in Kenya (ACK) is the only range wide cheetah conservation organization in Kenya. ACK conducted the first Kenya national cheetah survey in collaboration with the Kenya Wildlife Service, Cheetah Conservation Fund and the East African Wildlife Society between 2004 and 2007. Results of the survey formed the baseline for national and regional strategic planning in collaboration with IUCN and other cheetah experts from across Africa. Although we had some bias in the collection methodology we were the first to create a range wide map of cheetahs based on actual site visitation to all corners of the country. This presentation will highlight the changes being made to the first survey in order to assure the second survey will improve our knowledge. Occupancy modeling and genetic mapping will be used to conduct the second nationwide cheetah survey beginning in 2016. Detection dogs will locate scat to evaluate prey selection, cheetah health and genetic variability. Remote sensing technology will test assumptions on land use change affecting cheetah habitat. Models developed from the previous survey will be discussed in this presentation. The role of the local community and the international zoological facilities will be presented to encourage greater participation in the second national cheetah survey.

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Mary Wykstra

Executive Director, Carnivores, Livelihoods and Landscapes
I have worked in Kenya since 2001, after two previous years of internship with the Cheetah Conservation Fund in Namibia. Our studies are in affiliation with the Kenya Wildlife Service and permitted through the Kenyan Ministry of Science and Technology. I completed my Master of Environmental... Read More →

Tuesday May 17, 2016 12:15 - 13:00 EAT
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