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Analysis of Land Use/Cover Changes and Animal Population Dynamics in a Wildlife Sanctuary in East Africa

Division of Spatial Information Science, Graduate School of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Tsukuba, 305-8572, Japan
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Remote Sens. 2009, 1(4), 952-970; https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/rs1040952
Received: 9 October 2009 / Revised: 26 October 2009 / Accepted: 6 November 2009 / Published: 11 November 2009
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Ecological Status and Change by Remote Sensing)
Changes in wildlife conservation areas have serious implications for ecological systems and the distribution of wildlife species. Using the Masai Mara ecosystem as an example, we analyzed long-term land use/cover changes and wildlife population dynamics. Multitemporal satellite images, together with physical and social economic data were employed in a post classification analysis with GIS to analyze outcomes of different land use practices and policies. The results show rapid land use/cover conversions and a drastic decline for a wide range of wildlife species. Integration of land use/cover monitoring data and wildlife resources data can allow for the analysis of changes, and can be used to project trends to provide knowledge about potential land use/cover change scenarios and ecological impacts. View Full-Text
Keywords: Masai Mara ecosystem; land use/cover; post classification analyses; GIS; wildlife habitat Masai Mara ecosystem; land use/cover; post classification analyses; GIS; wildlife habitat
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Ndegwa Mundia, C.; Murayama, Y. Analysis of Land Use/Cover Changes and Animal Population Dynamics in a Wildlife Sanctuary in East Africa. Remote Sens. 2009, 1, 952-970. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/rs1040952

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Ndegwa Mundia C, Murayama Y. Analysis of Land Use/Cover Changes and Animal Population Dynamics in a Wildlife Sanctuary in East Africa. Remote Sensing. 2009; 1(4):952-970. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/rs1040952

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Ndegwa Mundia, Charles, and Yuji Murayama. 2009. "Analysis of Land Use/Cover Changes and Animal Population Dynamics in a Wildlife Sanctuary in East Africa" Remote Sensing 1, no. 4: 952-970. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/rs1040952

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