Sokoine University of Agriculture

Conservation leadership programme: Project Reporting

Show simple item record Byamungu, R. M. Kitegile, A. Muganda, M. 2017-06-23T06:12:49Z 2017-06-23T06:12:49Z 2011
dc.description Conservation Leadership Programme: Project Reporting FINAL REPORT en_US
dc.description.abstract Our study focused on endangered bird species, Sokoke pipit, which has a very small range, and its habitat is declining owing to clearance for cultivation, intensive charcoal production and logging. Our aim was to generate information relevant for conservation of Sokoke pipit in Zaraninge forest. We collected data for density estimation using distance sampling techniques, alongside recording habitat data. We also collected data regarding familiarity of species among surrounding local communities, which was followed by awareness-rising on missing knowledge. Result showed that S. pipit preferred least disturbed habitats with tall trees that are less influenced by human activities. Analysis using DISTANCE program revealed that the pipit population is very low in Zaraninge forest (1.6 individuals/km2). Furthermore, in this forest, the species is only restricted in the forest core habitats. Although some members of the local community claimed to know the species, results showed that there were confusion of our species with other birds especially House sparrow and other species of pipit. We concluded that S. pipit in Zaraninge forest avoided areas that experienced frequent human interference including places next to pineapple and maize fields. Overall, the findings appeared to suggest that local communities in the study area had little knowledge about the study species. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Save Our Spicies en_US
dc.subject Conservation Leadership Programme en_US
dc.subject Bird species en_US
dc.subject Sokoke pipit en_US
dc.subject Charcoal production en_US
dc.subject Zaraninge forest en_US
dc.title Conservation leadership programme: Project Reporting en_US
dc.type Technical Report en_US
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