Forest antelope surveys in Tanzania
Abbott’s duiker is an endangered antelope found only in a handful of highland forests in Tanzania. Wild Planet Trust has been carrying out and supporting research and monitoring projects for this rare species and other antelope in the Udzungwa Mountains since 2005.
Bowkett, A.E., Jones, T., Rovero, F. Nielsen, M.R., Plowman, A.B., Stevens, J.R. (2015). Genetic patterns in forest antelope populations in the Udzungwa Mountains, Tanzania, as inferred from non-invasive sampling. Journal of East African Natural History 104: 91–125.
Bowkett, A.E., Jones, T., Rovero, F., Nielsen, M.R., Davenport, T.R.B., Hawkins, D., Plowman, A.B., Stevens, J.R. (2014). Distribution and genetic diversity of the endangered Abbott’s duiker Cephalophus spadix in the Udzungwa Mountains, Tanzania. Endangered Species Research 24: 105–114.
Bowkett, A.E., Jones, T., Laizzer, R.L., Plowman, A.B. and Stevens, J.R. (2013). Can molecular data validate morphometric identification of faecal pellets in Tanzanian forest antelope species? Conservation Genetics Resources 5: 1095–1100.
Ntie, S., Johnston, A.R., Mickala, P., Bowkett, A.E. et al. (2010). A molecular diagnostic for identifying Central African forest artiodactyls from faecal pellets. Animal Conservation 13: 80–93.