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Travel motivations of tourists visiting Kruger National Park 1368 178 0 17 1563
Tourism and conservation in Madagascar: The importance of Andasibe National Park 893 183 0 20 1096
The feasibility of national parks in South Africa endorsing a community development agenda: The case of Mokala National Park and two neighbouring rural communities 915 68 0 73 1056
The classification, mapping and description of the vegetation of the Rooipoort Nature Reserve, Northern Cape, South Africa 896 112 0 16 1024
Major vegetation types of the Soutpansberg Conservancy and the Blouberg Nature Reserve, South Africa 743 98 0 27 868
Plant communities along the Eerste River, Western Cape, South Africa: Community descriptions and implications for restoration 806 32 0 30 868
The status of rhinoceroses in South African National Parks 627 213 0 22 862
Exploring the impacts of protected area tourism on local communities using a resilience approach 767 78 0 14 859
The Grassland vegetation of Platberg, eastern Free State, South Africa 757 58 0 34 849
Guidelines for phytosociological classifications and descriptions of vegetation in southern Africa 771 29 0 19 819
Ethical considerations for field research on fishes 633 151 0 18 802
South African National Survey of Arachnida: A checklist of the spiders (Arachnida, Araneae) of the Lekgalameetse Nature Reserve, Limpopo province, South Africa 318 457 0 22 797
Pilanesberg National Park, North West Province, South Africa: Uniting economic development with ecological design - A history, 1960s to 1984 611 160 0 15 786
The socio-economic impact of the Karoo National Park 696 61 0 20 777
The recent fire history of the Table Mountain National Park and implications for fire management 611 68 0 21 700
Grassland communities of urban open spaces in Bloemfontein, Free State, South Africa 563 102 0 18 683
Assessment of the main factors impacting community members' attitudes towards tourism and protected areas in six southern African countries 435 126 0 26 587
Why travel motivation and socio-demographics matter in managing a national park 488 82 0 13 583
The vegetation and wildlife habitats of the Savuti-Mababe-Linyanti ecosystem, northern Botswana 439 107 0 30 576
Elephant population growth in Kruger National Park, South Africa, under a landscape management approach 454 78 0 35 567
Will woody plant encroachment impact the visitor experience and economy of conservation areas? 496 54 0 14 564
Sandstone geomorphology of the Golden Gate Highlands National Park, South Africa, in a global context 431 109 0 23 563
Springbok behaviour as affected by environmental conditions in the Kalahari 500 43 0 15 558
Conservation and monitoring of invertebrates in terrestrial protected areas 441 90 0 17 548
Plant communities of the uMlalazi Nature Reserve and their contribution to conservation in KwaZulu-Natal 365 140 0 40 545
Alien plant species list and distribution for Camdeboo National Park, Eastern Cape Province, South Africa 449 46 0 20 515
History, rationale, and lessons learned: Thresholds of potential concern in Kruger National Park river adaptive management 428 63 0 19 510
Farmer-African wild dog (Lycaon pictus) relations in the eastern Kalahari region of Botswana 383 83 0 40 506
The determinants of visitor length of stay at the Kruger National Park 419 63 0 23 505
Landscapes in the Kalahari Gemsbok National Park, South Africa 405 76 0 18 499
A floristic analysis of the vegetation of Platberg, eastern Free State, South Africa 400 71 0 25 496
Use of a rapid roadside survey to detect potentially invasive plant species along the Garden Route, South Africa 333 66 0 78 477
A checklist of the reptiles and amphibians found in protected areas along the South African Wild Coast, with notes on conservation implications 386 61 0 18 465
A list of spider species found in the Addo Elephant National Park, Eastern Cape province, South Africa 202 72 0 190 464
Research to guide management of outdoor recreation and tourism in parks and protected areas 325 124 0 13 462
Fish communities of the Wilderness Lakes System in the southern Cape, South Africa 410 35 0 15 460
An ecological study of the plant communities in the proposed Highveld National Park, in the peri-urban area of Potchefstroom, South Africa 359 66 0 25 450
The management dilemma: Removing elephants to save large trees 263 113 0 66 442
Conservation of fishes in the Elands River, Mpumalanga, South Africa: Past, present and future 331 85 0 20 436
A classification and description of the shrubland vegetation on Platberg, Eastern Free State, South Africa 356 55 0 24 435
A preliminary assessment of the extent and potential impacts of alien plant invasions in the Serengeti-Mara ecosystem, East Africa 329 81 0 25 435
Implementing invasive species management in an adaptive management framework 338 76 0 12 426
The reproductive success of black rhinoceroses in the Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa 151 257 0 14 422
Which age group spends the most in a national park? 357 23 0 30 410
A strategic framework for biodiversity monitoring in South African National Parks 305 79 0 24 408
Spatial refuges buffer landscapes against homogenisation and degradation by large herbivore populations and facilitate vegetation heterogeneity 331 56 0 21 408
Seasonal variation in species richness and abundance of waterbirds in Mole National Park, Ghana: Implication for conservation and ecotourism 272 107 0 28 407
Towards adaptive fire management for biodiversity conservation: Experience in South African National Parks 312 63 0 31 406
Reproductive biology of the sausage tree (Kigelia africana) in Kruger National Park, South Africa 245 72 0 85 402
The alien invasive land snail Theba pisana in the West Coast National Park: is there cause for concern? 334 35 0 29 398
The vegetation and floristics of the Nkhuhlu exclosures, Kruger National Park 323 58 0 15 396
Alien species in South Africa's national parks 325 69 0 0 394
Movement and Home Range of Nile Crocodiles in Ndumo Game Reserve, South Africa 270 35 0 88 393
Demographics of Eucalyptus grandis and implications for invasion 103 265 0 21 389
First record of the invasive Australian redclaw crayfish Cherax quadricarinatus (von Martens, 1868) in the Crocodile River, Kruger National Park, South Africa 324 41 0 17 382
South African National Survey of Arachnida: A checklist of the spiders (Arachnida, Araneae) of the Tswalu Kalahari Reserve in the Northern Cape province, South Africa 231 119 0 31 381
Vachellia erioloba dynamics over 38 years in the Kalahari Gemsbok National Park, South Africa 269 34 0 77 380
Foraging range and habitat use by Cape Vulture Gyps coprotheres from the Msikaba colony, Eastern Cape province, South Africa 296 54 0 28 378
Elephant movement patterns in relation to human inhabitants in and around the Great Limpopo Transfrontier Park 290 60 0 23 373
Estimating conservation effectiveness across protected areas in Limpopo Province, South Africa 221 71 0 80 372
Vegetation of the Hantam-Tanqua-Roggeveld subregion, South Africa part 2: succulent karoo biome related vegetation 264 64 0 40 368
The development and application of strategic adaptive management within South African National Parks 293 73 0 0 366
Applying economic guidelines for responsible tourism in a World Heritage Site 313 31 0 19 363
The development of a tourism research framework by South African National Parks to inform management 309 39 0 15 363
Protected area entrance fees in Tanzania: The search for competitiveness and value for money 268 67 0 27 362
The socio-economic impact of Africa's oldest marine park 283 52 0 18 353
A checklist of the plants of the forests and grasslands in the Weza district, southern KwaZulu-Natal and a review of their status in the Red Data List 296 40 0 14 350
Long-term variability in vegetation productivity in relation to rainfall, herbivory and fire in Tswalu Kalahari Reserve 232 72 0 46 350
The vegetation and floristics of the Letaba exclosures, Kruger National Park, South Africa 264 47 0 30 341
Ecology of palustrine wetlands in Lesotho: Vegetation classification, description and environmental factors 196 69 0 76 341
Population ecology of vervet monkeys in a high latitude, semi-arid riparian woodland 234 92 0 14 340
Feeding preferences of Oxpeckers in Kruger National Park, South Africa 324 0 0 9 333
Vegetation of the eastern communal conservancies in Namibia: I. Phytosociological descriptions 239 81 0 10 330
Viewshed and sense of place as conservation features: A case study and research agenda for South Africa's national parks 255 54 0 19 328
Evaluating the effectiveness of guided versus non-guided interpretation in the Kruger National Park, South Africa 254 47 0 26 327
Advances and challenges in the implementation of strategic adaptive management beyond the Kruger National Park - making linkages between science and biodiversity management 265 47 0 14 326
Challenges and opportunities for monitoring wild Nile crocodiles with scute mark-recapture photography 236 60 0 30 326
Measuring Kruger visitors' place attachment to specific camps 197 54 0 72 323
Settling the browser-grazer debate for African buffalo in grass-limited Eastern Cape thicket, South Africa 235 32 0 49 316
Monitoring consumptive resource use in South African national parks 194 50 0 70 314
Good governance and tourism development in protected areas: The case of Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, central Vietnam 208 52 0 50 310
A floristic description of the Afromontane fynbos communities on Platberg, Eastern Free State, South Africa 227 40 0 41 308
Analysis of the vegetation of the sandstone ridges (Ib land type) of the north-eastern parts of the Mapungubwe National Park, Limpopo Province, South Africa 238 38 0 31 307
Outbreak of avian botulism and its effect on waterbirds in the Wilderness Lakes, South Africa 194 44 0 68 306
Classification and mapping of the woody vegetation of Gonarezhou National Park, Zimbabwe 165 112 0 28 305
Influence of fire frequency on Colophospermum mopane and Combretum apiculatum woodland structure and composition in northern Gonarezhou National Park, Zimbabwe 213 59 0 31 303
Vegetation change (1988-2010) in Camdeboo National Park (South Africa), using fixed-point photo monitoring: The role of herbivory and climate 166 117 0 19 302
The operational competitiveness of public protected areas managed by Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife 207 50 0 44 301
A checklist of the termites of Kruger National Park, South Africa 172 50 0 72 294
Conserving a geographically isolated Charaxes butterfly in response to habitat fragmentation and invasive alien plants 237 28 0 25 290
River management under transformation: The emergence of strategic adaptive management of river systems in the Kruger National Park 195 65 0 24 284
The 2013-2014 vegetation structure map of Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe, produced using free satellite images and software 179 81 0 24 284
SANParks, people and adaptive management: Understanding a diverse field of practice during changing times 227 46 0 10 283
Using palaeoecology to explore the resilience of southern African savannas 182 35 0 65 282
Habitat structure and diversity influence the nesting success of an endangered large cavity-nesting bird, the Southern Ground-hornbill 218 39 0 24 281
Characterisation of the woody assemblages of Zululand coastal thornveld along the Nseleni River 210 46 0 23 279
Assessing water conditions for Heleophryne rosei tadpoles and the conservation relevance 209 33 0 34 276
A checklist of the spiders (Arachnida, Araneae) of the Polokwane Nature Reserve, Limpopo Province, South Africa 211 40 0 23 274
Assessment of traditional ecological knowledge and beliefs in the utilisation of important plant species: The case of Buhanga sacred forest, Rwanda 204 54 0 16 274
Movement patterns and home range size of tigerfish (Hydrocynus vittatus) in the Incomati River system, South Africa 171 60 0 43 274
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