Ecological Archives A025-025-A2

Jelle P. Hilbers, Frank van Langevelde, Herbert H. T. Prins, C. C. Grant, Mike J. S. Peel, Michael B. Coughenour, Henrik J. de Knegt, Rob Slowtow, Izak P. J. Smit, Greg A. Kiker, and Willem F. de Boer. 2015. Modeling elephant-mediated cascading effects of water point closure. Ecological Applications 25:402415. http://dx.doi.org/10.1890/14-0322.1

Appendix B. Simulated numbers of animals per species and region.

Table B1. Simulated numbers of animals per species within the four defined regions of Kruger National Park (see figure 1 k for the location of the regions).

Animal species

Elephant scenario

Region 1

Region 2

Region 3

Region 4

Elephant bull

Low

224

164

267

307

 

Current

448

329

534

614

 

High

672

494

801

921

Elephant herd

Low

1372

1334

1761

1443

 

Current

2745

2669

3523

2887

 

High

4118

4004

5285

4331

Buffalo

-

6752

2745

16573

11062

Roan

-

0

1

8

15

Wildebeest

-

1972

6107

620

501

Zebra

-

9386

10862

4386

4265

Impala

-

52649

59869

16772

23411

Steenbok*

-

108

253

86

103

Bushbuck*

-

100 individuals throughout KNP

Kudu

-

4095

2715

1353

2737

Giraffe

-

2635

3454

1216

995

* Note that these species were not the primary focus of the censuses so that their numbers might be underestimated in this modeling study.


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