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Title: Distribution of Buffaloes in The Kogyae Strict Nature Reserve, Ghana
Authors: Danquah, Emmanuel
Owusu, Jerry Afriyie
Keywords: Kogyae
Issue Date: Jun-2015
Publisher: Applied Research Journal
Citation: Applied Research Journal 2015, 1(2): 20 – 26
Abstract: A survey of buffaloes in the Kogyae Strict Nature Reserve, Ghana was conducted to assess their distribution in the dry season month of January 2013. Forty line transects were systematically distributed in the various vegetation types and a team of four persons led by a compass man recorded direct sightings of buffaloes along the transects. Coordinates of all buffalo sightings were marked using a Global Positioning System and then digitized into a Geographic Information System to yield a buffalo distribution map. Regression analysis was used to assess the relationship between the distribution of buffaloes and hunting activity recorded on transects. Results indicated that buffaloes were confined to the northern section of Kogyae Strict Nature Reserve, which constituted an existing protected zone, whilst no record of buffaloes were made south of Kogyae in the recovery and special use zones. Regression analysis indicated that hunting activity may be the most important variable influencing buffalo distribution at Kogyae. In line with this, the long-term viability of Kogyae will depend on earning the cooperation of community members, especially since most communities have come to rely upon the reserve for economic activities. Full government backing at the local and national level for this type of effort would ensure its success.
Description: This article was published by Applied Research Journal 2015, 1(2): 20 – 26
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/9825
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