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Title: Human Interaction in the Ethiopian wolf Habitats in Arsi Mountains and Sanetti Plateau: A Comparative Study
Authors: Alemayehu, Edossa
Advisors: Professor, Afework Bekele
Keywords: Chilalo-Galama
Ethiopian wolf
human interaction
Sanetti Plateau.
Copyright: Jun-2010
Date Added: 3-May-2012
Abstract: ABSTRACT A comparative study was carried out the disturbances by humans on the Ethiopian wolf (Canis simensis) in Chilalo-Galama Range and Sanetti Plateau during July, 2009- March, 2010. Factors disturbing the Ethiopian wolf were investigated using a questionnaire survey and by direct observations. Descriptive statistics, Spearman correlation coefficient, one-way ANOVA, Tukey and Chi-square tests were used to analyze the mean amount of factors disturbed the Ethiopian wolf and compared the differences existing among the 15 transects and four wolf packs. The analysis indicated that 62.7% and 100% of the Chilalo-Galama and Sanetti Plateau respondents, respectively had positive attitude towards the wolf. In the Chilalo-Galama, 488(99%) and in the Sanetti Plateau, 5(1%) of people were observed disturbing the wolves while collecting fuel, grass and herding livestock. On the other hand, 229.8 ± 149.67 and 92.93 ± 49.3 mean of livestock per transect foraged in the study areas during the wet and dry seasons, respectively. There was a significance difference in the amount of livestock grazed in the wolf habitats per transect (F 3 11 = 13.56, P < 0.001), wet season and (F 3 11 = 3.96, P < 0.039), dry season. There was a serious wolf disturbance by humans (χ2 = 34, df. 1, P < 0.05) in making noise and (χ2 = 4, df. 1, P < 0.05) in chasing after the wolf in the Chilalo-Galama than in the Sanetti Plateau. Therefore, due attention should be given to alleviate the problem.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/2128
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