Paul Scholte, Dr.

Dutch, based in Ethiopia
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit
BII expert in: Large herbivores

Large mammal populations inside African protected areas are steadily declining (Caro & Scholte 2007). Not only in ‘paper parks’ in West-Central Africa but also in relatively well-protected parks. Reviews on declining large mammal populations have often remained black boxes with limited practical applicability (Scholte 2011). In a series of studies in West-Central Africa we assess the drivers behind these declines, allowing the setting of realistic management goals.