Change in wildlife density in Kenya's rangelands between 1977-78 and 1994-96
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Microsoft Windows XP Version 5.1 (Build 2600) Service Pack 2; ESRI ArcCatalog 126.96.36.1990
This data was used in Map 5.12 in Nature's Benefits in Kenya: An Atlas of Ecosystems and Human Well-Being. Species numbers were aggregated using a ""tropical livestock unit"" (TLU) (which is equivalent to an animal weight of 250 kilograms) to grid cells of 10x10 km and then averaged by square kilometer. The wildlife counts include 21 different large grazing animals that can be observed during low-altitude flights in Kenya.
Note: Beware of differentiating a ""No change"" and a ""No observation of wildlife at both dates"" using the field ""No data"" in conjunction with ""CHG7090"".
Please refer to DRSRS for updates.
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Department of Resources Surveys and Remote Sensing (DRSRS). 2003. "DRSRS GIS Database". Nairobi, Kenya: DRSRS.
Grunblatt, J., M. Said, P. Wargute, and S.C. Kifugo. 1995. DRSRS Data Summary Report: Kenyan Rangelands 1977-1994. Nairobi: Department of Resource Surveys and Remote Sensing (DRSRS), Ministry of Planning and National Development.
Grunblatt, J., M. Said, and P. Wargute. 1996. DRSRS National Rangelands Report: Summary of Population Estimates for Wildlife and Livestock, Kenyan Rangelands 1977-1994. Nairobi: Department of Resource Surveys and Remote Sensing (DRSRS), Ministry of Planning and National Development.
ILRI calculation based on DRSRS 2003, Grunblatt et al. 1995, Grunblatt et al. 1996
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