Dedan K. Ngatia's research while affiliated with University of Wyoming and other places

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Aim Species‐specific conservation strategies are frequently formulated based on species distribution maps, which are challenging to produce, especially at large spatial scales. Our aim was to use a novel empirical approach to predict the national distribution for all six large carnivore species found in Kenya to guide conservation and management de...
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The paucity of studies on Egyptian mongoose Herpestes ichneumon (Linnaeus, 1758) in Africa highlights the need for baseline information on the geographic range of this species as well as factors that may determine its distribution. This study presents eight novel locality records of H. ichneumon in Laikipia County, central Kenya, addresses question...
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en The paucity of studies on Egyptian mongoose Herpestes ichneumon (Linnaeus, 1758) in Africa highlights the need for baseline information on the geographic range of this species as well as factors that may determine its distribution. This study presents eight novel locality records of H. ichneumon in Laikipia County, central Kenya, addresses quest...
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Background An estimated 59,000 people die from rabies annually, with 99% of those deaths attributable to bites from domestic dogs (Canis lupus familiaris). This preventable Neglected Tropical Disease has a large impact across continental Africa, especially for rural populations living in close contact with livestock and wildlife. Mass vaccinations...
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en Dispersal behaviour plays a key role in social organisation, demography and population genetics. We describe dispersal behaviour in a population of African wild dogs (Lycaon pictus) in Kenya. Almost all individuals, of both sexes, left their natal packs, with 45 of 46 reproductively active “alpha” individuals acquiring their status through dispe...

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... Again, although one of our objectives was to review the cost effectiveness of lay animal vaccinator programmes there was no data on this and as such future studies should aim to capture more information on the impact and cost-effectiveness to assist policy formulation for the sector. However, since the lay animal vaccinator programmes involved some level of volunteering, this may have resulted in the interventions operating at reduced costs [15,45,48,52,56,65]. ...
... Both males and females disperse from their natal pack, either alone or in samesex dispersing coalitions, and search for unrelated mates and a suitable territory to settle Cozzi et al., 2020;McNutt, 1996). During dispersal, wild dogs can cover several hundred kilometres and cross international borders Masenga et al., 2016;Woodroffe et al., 2019). Despite the importance of dispersal for the long-term viability of this species, little empirical information is available on habitat selection and potential movement barriers during dispersal. ...