brown hyena


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of southern Africa

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WASHINGTON -- Fifteen American students have begun a two-week research expedition in South Africa to study endangered brown hyenas and other critical conservation issues through a partnership between Nissan North America (NNA) and World Wildlife Fund (WWF).
The trip to South Africa's Pilanesberg National Park and private game reserves in the North West province, August 2-14, allows the students to work with conservation scientists, who are assessing the conservation value of areas with different levels of protection for a range of carnivores, with special emphasis on brown hyenas.
The brown hyena is relatively safe in protected areas, but clashes with humans elsewhere have taken their toll.
The brown hyena was also declared a flagship species for the Park and will be monitored on a long-term basis.
According to Dr Ingrid Wiesel, founder of the Brown Hyena Research Project, the number of the endangered species seems to be stable at the moment.
In an effort to mitigate these effects, the project is monitoring the brown hyena population and camera traps have been set up around Bogenfels and Van Reenen Bay.
The Brown Hyena Research Project, a non-profit organisation, was founded in 1997 by Wiesel, in an effort to address the declining number of the animals.
The researchers observed brown hyenas in the Central Kalahari Game Reserve in Botswana for more than 3,000 hours in the 1970s and 1980s.
Spotted hyenas need to cooperate in order to bring down their prey, but brown hyenas scavenge alone and spend little time together.
They will work side-by-side with conservation scientists in Pilanesberg National Park and nearby wildlife reserves assessing the value of protected areas for brown hyenas and other carnivores.
Hyenas (0822531941) surveys brown hyenas of the African desert, showing a very different style of scavenging.
To test a possible link to home-range size, she and Mason considered 35 carnivores, including lions, cheetahs, brown and black bears, mink, brown hyenas, and arctic foxes.