3 edition of Effects of elephant and other wildlife on vegetation along the Chobe River, Botswana found in the catalog.
Effects of elephant and other wildlife on vegetation along the Chobe River, Botswana
C. David Simpson
|Statement||C. David Simpson.|
|Series||Occasional papers - The Museum, Texas Tech University ;, no. 48, Occasional papers (Texas Tech University. Museum) ;, no. 48.|
|LC Classifications||SK575.B6 S54|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||15 p. :|
|Number of Pages||15|
|LC Control Number||78621508|
Elephant Valley Lodge is a luxury safari camp located along the northwestern border of Botswana in the magnificent wilderness of the Kasane Forest Reserve. The Lodge is tucked away in the forests of the Lesoma Valley, just 20 kilometers from Kasane and the entrance to Chobe National location is in close proximity to the Okavango Delta, the Victoria Falls, and the Chobe . SPATIAL DYNAMICS OF ELEPHANT IMPACTS ON TREES IN CHOBE NATIONAL PARK, BOTSWANA Timothy Jon Fullman School of Natural Resources and Environment Supervisory chair: Brian Child Master of Science May Management of the world's largest population of African elephants is under debate in Chobe National Park, Botswana.
Chobe, Valley of the Elephants - Added Adventure. Extraordinary elephant viewing is the reason for this safari into Chobe National Park. Boat down the Chobe River and take thrilling game drives to view a full menagerie of wildlife and the chance to see unique species like the Chobe bushbuck and puku. Botswana’s Chobe National Park is an expansive, varied and unmissable treasure.. Best known for its enormous elephants, which roam the grasslands in herds of hundreds, the park is also one of Africa’s greatest destinations for wildlife watching in Botswana.. Drawn to the area by the wetlands of the Chobe River, the concentration of game is one of the densest on the .
Start your tour by experiencing the Greater Moremi Area. See giraffe, elephant, zebra, lion and wildebeest in the Moremi Game Reserve from your own 4×4 vehicle. Discover the Okavango Delta in traditional dug-out canoes and enjoy Chobe National Park’s wildlife on a boat cruise on the Chobe River. But our results suggest that these expectations may not hold true in areas where wildlife populations concentrate at very high densities along perennial dryland systems such as the Chobe River. Activities of elephant and other large animals play an essential role in maintaining the long-term integrity of river corridors in southern Africa, adding nutrients and increasing patch heterogeneity of the riparian landscape. In areas where wildlife concentrate Cited by: 5.
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The bottom line is, if you want to see elephants in the wild and in huge numbers, you must come to the Chobe River. I don’t believe you can see anything like this anywhere else in.
IMPACT OF ELEPHANT INDUCED VEGETATION CHANGE ON THE STA TUS OF THE BUSHBUCK (TRAGELAPHUS SCRIPTUS ORNATUS) ALONG THE CHOBE RIVER IN NORTHERN BOTSWANA. JOANNE ESTELLE ADDY A Dissertation Submitted to the Faculty of Science University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg for the degree of Master of Science.
Botswana’s elephant conundrum. The once-magnificent riparian strip along the Chobe River with its attendant species of birds and small mammals had all but disappeared byexcept where Author: Ron Thomson. was extracted from the woodlands along the Chobe River, and a sawmill and a village were built on the riverfront (7).
There is almost no documented evidence of vegetation com-position and structure along the Chobe River before the ele-phants and the rhinos disappeared and rinderpest caused major decline in ungulate populations.
During the dry season, as the water dries up in the vast Botswana wilderness, wildlife is drawn to the permanent waters of the Chobe River.
It is not uncommon to see thousands of buffalo side by side with hundreds of elephants on the floodplains of the river. An Elephants habitat is heavily determined by the amount of shade in any given area, as well as the availability of food and water.
Large concentrations of Elephants can be found in the Caprivi and the Northern parts of Botswana, especially in Chobe National Park. Experts sent to do the measuring noted that even when the Chobe River was full it was only 9m deep, whereas the water on the Namibian side was 14m deep – and therefore the international boundary.
So in the island was officially declared part of Botswana. The water in the Chobe River comes from Angola via Namibia, the Okavango and Linyanti. Chobe National Park vs Okavango Delta: The Wildlife Chobe National Park It is home to four of the Big Five – lion, leopard, buffalo and elephant, as well as other animals like zebras, kudu, hyenas, red lechwe and some of the less common animals like eland, sable and roan antelopes.
There is concern in the Botswana Department of Wildlife and National Parks (DWNP), as well as among conservationists generally, that the increasing openness of the vegetation along the Chobe riverfront, presumably caused by elephants (Loxodonta africana) and other large herbivores, negatively affects the population of bushbuck by: 3.
The unmistakable signs that this is elephant territory can be seen when you drive along the Chobe river. The destruction they cause to vegetation is especially evident in winter months.
Tree destruction by elephants is actually normal behavior. Elephants fell trees to obtain leaves that would be otherwise out of reach. Similarly, the researchers warn that the waterholes in the Chobe region are the primary cause for large-scale elephant damage seen far beyond the Chobe River.
However, the tall trees growing along the Chobe River (a vegetation type known as riparian woodland) are a special cause for concern, as elephants gather in high numbers along the. Chobe is unique in its abundance of wildlife. Huge herds of elephants, hippos, and antelopes of several species are pursued by their compliment of abundant predators.
There is so much wildlife that you might feel overwhelmed. It is also a great location to see some less common antelope including red lechwe, puku, sable and bushbuck.
If you go on one of the popular boat cruises along the Chobe. We found a significant decrease in browse use with increasing distance to the Chobe river for Combretum apiculatum, Combretum elaeagnoides, Combretum mossambicense and other woody plants combined. Located high on the edge of a rocky ridge overlooking the famous Chobe River is the newly developed Chobe Elephant Camp.
This uniquely designed lodge has been built to take advantage of the incredible views overlooking the sweeping floodplains while offering a comfortable refuge from the harsh African conditions.
With this the Elephants stopped crossing the Chobe River and instead spent the winter months on the Botswana side of the river. Today however Namibia is at peace, the Caprivi enjoys protection from the Namibian authorities and the Elephants have started crossing the river again. It is hoped that this will ease the stress on the Chobe's vegetation.
northern Chobe is the heart of elephant and buffalo country. On safari drives you may spend time watching the huge herds as they make their way to drink at Chobe River’s edge. Two species of region-specific antelope occur here, the puku and the Chobe bushbuck, which cannot be seen in other parts of Botswana.
There is also time to enjoy the. Botswana is one of the most wild and beautiful places in Africa to visit. It is safe and the people warm and hospitable. Visit one of the largest inland deltas in the world, expansive saltpans, ancient riverbeds and magical wild wilderness areas home to a diversity of wildlife and birdlife and large concentrations of wildlife.
The wildlife of Botswana refers to the flora and fauna of na is around 90% covered in savanna, varying from shrub savanna in the southwest in the dry areas to tree savanna consisting of trees and grass in the wetter areas.
Even under the hot conditions of the Kalahari Desert, many different species survive; in fact the country has more than species of plants. Cascading Effects on Smaller Mammals and Gallinaceous Birds of Elephant Impacts on Vegetation Structure the Chobe river in north-east Botswana.
kudu and elephant biomasses along the Chobe.Travel: kms (about 8½ hours, excluding game drives & stops for wildlife viewing) Day 6 & 7: Chobe National Park – Botswana. Day six sees us travelling further north to the Chobe River region of Chobe National Park.
Travelling through remote wild landscapes, we proceed to Kasane in the far northeastern corner of Botswana. Our next lodge is.The Time Zone is GMT / UTC +2. There is no best or worst time to visit the Chobe area, because every month offers visitors something special.
However, if you’re looking for a pure wildlife experience, the drier winter months from May to October see greater concentrations of game along the banks of the Chobe River.