The value of community-based conservation in a heterogeneous landscape: an avian case study from sand forest in Maputaland, South Africa

van Eeden, D. G., van Rensburg, B. J., De Wijn, M. and Bothma, J. du P. (2006) The value of community-based conservation in a heterogeneous landscape: an avian case study from sand forest in Maputaland, South Africa. South African Journal of Wildlife Research, 36 2: 153-157.

Author van Eeden, D. G.
van Rensburg, B. J.
De Wijn, M.
Bothma, J. du P.
Title The value of community-based conservation in a heterogeneous landscape: an avian case study from sand forest in Maputaland, South Africa
Journal name South African Journal of Wildlife Research   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0379-4369
1996-8477
Publication date 2006-10
Sub-type Article (original research)
Volume 36
Issue 2
Start page 153
End page 157
Total pages 5
Place of publication Hatfield, South Africa
Publisher South African Bureau for Scientific Publications
Language eng
Abstract A local community adjacent to Tembe Elephant Park, which is the largest protected portion of sand forest in South Africa, recently nominated a portion of their land for a community-based natural resource management project to promote conservation in the region. The present study compared sand forest bird assemblages found in the communal land area with that of the Tembe Elephant Park. The communal land comprised unique avian sand forest assemblages, characterized by more indicator species, and higher species richness and site fidelity values than the Park. This demonstrates the biological importance of the communal land for sand forest conservation, especially from an avian perspective.
Keyword Birds
Community-based conservation
Indicator species
Sand forest
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Biological Sciences Publications
 
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