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Cheetah depredation of small stock in Botswana

DOI: 10.7287/peerj.preprints.823v1/supp-1

Cheetah wild prey and small stock biomass per agricultural zones and stratums

Cheetah wild prey, small stock and percentage cheetah prey biomass and records of livestock attacks by cheetahs from 1996 to 2006 per aerial survey grid in the different agricultural zones and stratums.

DOI: 10.7287/peerj.preprints.823v1/supp-2

Number and percentage of aerial survey grids with ≤ 20% cheetah wild prey

The number and percentage of aerial survey grids with ≤ 20% cheetah wild prey per substratum with which the current country-wide landscape suitability map for the long-term persistence of cheetahs in Botswana was derived.

DOI: 10.7287/peerj.preprints.823v1/supp-3

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Competing Interests

This study was supported by Tau Consultants (Pty) Ltd., a registered independent research company in Botswana, of which HEK Winterbach and CW Winterbach are directors and sole shareholders. There are no patents, products in development or marketed products to declare and does not alter our adherence to PeerJ policies on sharing data and materials. Lorraine Boast and Rebecca Klein are both employees of Cheetah Conservation Botswana, and Michael J. Somers is an Academic Editor for PeerJ.

Author Contributions

Hanlie EK Winterbach conceived and designed the experiments, performed the experiments, analyzed the data, wrote the paper, prepared figures and/or tables.

Christiaan W Winterbach conceived and designed the experiments, performed the experiments, analyzed the data, prepared figures and/or tables, reviewed drafts of the paper.

Lorraine Boast contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools, reviewed drafts of the paper.

Rebecca Klein contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools, reviewed drafts of the paper.

Michael MJ Somers reviewed drafts of the paper.

Funding

This work was partly funded by Tau Consultants (Pty) Ltd, and the questionnaire surveys by National Geographic Big Cat Initiative, the Howard Buffet Foundation, the University of Cape Town, Rhodes University, the Global Environment Facility, Prince Bernhard Nature Fund, Debswana, Disney Wildlife Conservation Network, Chester Zoo, Rufford Small Grants Foundation, Wilderness Wildlife Trust, Comanis and Kanabo Conservation Link. The funders had no role in study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish, or preparation of the manuscript.


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