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dc.contributor.advisor Pimm, Stuart
dc.contributor.author Barcala, Owen
dc.date.accessioned 2009-04-24T19:55:16Z
dc.date.available 2009-04-24T19:55:16Z
dc.date.issued 2009-04-24T19:55:16Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10161/1037
dc.description.abstract The fosa (Cryptoprocta ferox) is a medium sized carnivore of the family Eupleridae which is endemic to the island of Madagascar. Recent publications have shown that the fosa is under significant pressure from deforestation and fragmentation, leading to its classification as Threatened under the Endangered Species Act. A trap study was conducted from 1999 to 2008 in Ankarafantsika National Park, Madagascar, to ascertain the health of a population and measure additional threats to its survival. Feral dogs (Canis lupus familiaris) appeared in the park in 2004 and a comparison of trap rates of the two species shows an inverse relationship between the presence of dogs and the presence of fosa. In this paper I discuss reasons for this relationship, the effect of the continued presence of dogs, and implications for the management of the park. en_US
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dc.subject fosa en_US
dc.subject feral dogs en_US
dc.subject ankarafantsika en_US
dc.subject carnivore management en_US
dc.subject cryptoprocta ferox en_US
dc.subject competition with domesticated animals en_US
dc.title Invasive Stray and Feral Dogs Limit Fosa (Cryptoprocta ferox) Populations in Ankarafantsika National Park, Madagascar en_US
dc.type Masters' project
dc.department Nicholas School of the Environment and Earth Sciences

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