The author has studied the behaviour of the lechwe on the Kafue Flats, and shows how their remarkable breeding behaviour would be destroyed by changes in the flood regime of the Flats; this in turn could destroy this unique subspecies.
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
1. Research was supported by funds from the Kafue Basin Research Project (KBRP) of the University of Zambia, the Fauna Preservation Society, and ZESCO who donated a Land Rover and funds for aerial photography to the KBRP. 2. Papers describing this research in more detail will be published in Science (international journal of The American Association for the Advancement of Science), Black Lechwe, and a book of collected papers by researchers funded by the KBRP.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
- Nature and Landscape Conservation