The Vegetation of Akira Ranch, Kenya

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1976
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Blankenship, H.
Christopher, R.
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In 1970, we began work on the utilization of wildlife for meat on Akira Ranch about 50 km north-west of Nairobi, Kenya. Our emphasis was on the compatibility of livestock and wildlife. We studied the interrelationship between wild and domestic animal populations, the availability of plant species and water. As well as occurrence and effects of fire on specific sites (Blankenship and Field, 1972). Its classification according to Pratt, Greenway and Gwynne (1966), was also recorded. The quantity and quality of the vegetation on these sites was examined in relation to the nutrition and reproduction of four common species of ungulates (Field 'and Blankenship, 1973). Since we needed to know how these specific study sites related to the ranch as a whole we made a more extensive botanical survey of the ranch in 1972 which forms the subject of this paper.
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East African Agricultural And Forestry Journal, 42 (1), p. 110-116
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