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Cheetah mortalities

Three hundred and thirty four Cheetah mortalities have been recorded in Metapopulation reserves since January 1992 (Figure. 14). The cause of death is known for 67 percent of these mortalities. Other large predators including Lion, Leopard and Spotted Hyena account for almost half (43%) of cheetah mortalities. The high incidence of anthropogenic mortalities is alarming. Efforts are being made to reduce this figure by:

  1. encouraging reserves to utilise predator experienced vets only
  2. provided legal assistance when poachers are caught for snaring related activities
  3. encouraging good boma management

Figure 9. The causes of Cheetah mortalities in Metapopulation reserves (January 1992 - July 2014).

 


Figure 10. Anthropogenic causes of Cheetah mortalities in Metapopulation reserves (January 1992 - July 2014).

 


Figure 11. Cheetah deaths during the boma period (January 1992 - July 2014).