DRYING RUAHA RIVER POSSIBLY CONTRIBUTES TO BUFFALO DECLINE

African buffalo, also known as Cape buffalo (Syncerus caffer), are an extremely valuable species to hunters as one of Africa’s traditional “Big Five” game species. So when reports started coming in of buffalo declines occurring in Tanzania’s Ruaha National Park, everyone became concerned. In 2014, SCI Foundation partnered with the Health for Animals and Livelihood …

Tanzania Buffalo Project Investigates Disease and Herd Movement

As the most dangerous game in the Big Five, known in Africa as Black Death, the Cape buffalo is an important species economically. Until recently, large populations and dispersing herds of Cape, or African, buffalo within Tanzania’s Ruaha National Park were sources for the surrounding game reserves. Hunting operations outside the park generate substantial revenue …

Weekly Update: Tanzania Ruaha Buffalo Project

Tanzania’s Ruaha National Park is one of Africa’s largest national parks, roughly the size of the state of New Jersey. Ruaha’s many African buffalo, sometimes referred to as Cape buffalo, within the park are source populations for surrounding game reserves. Commercial and local community owned safari companies generate substantial revenue from hunting the iconic species. …

Weekly Update: Ruaha African Buffalo Project Update

In August, SCI Foundation partnered with the Wildlife Health Center at the University of California, Davis (WHC) to investigate the decline of African buffalo in Ruaha National Park (RNP), Tanzania. The extent of the decline is not yet understood. Monitoring health and movement of collared buffalo throughout the year will help researchers identify areas of …

Weekly Update: African Buffalo Project in Tanzania

In August, SCI Foundation partnered with the Wildlife Health Center at the University of California, Davis (WHC) to investigate the decline of African buffalo in Ruaha National Park (RNP), Tanzania. The extent of the decline is not yet understood. African buffalo, or Cape buffalo, are an important wildlife species for the game reserves and both …