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Report nationwide cheetah population survey


Between 2013 and 2015 Cheetah Conservation Project Zimbabwe carried out a nationwide cheetah population and distribution survey. In addition we mapped the occurrence of twelve other carnivores. You can download the full report (6 mb) with survey results by clicking on the image to the right. If you are only interested in the occurrence of the carnivores in Zimbabwe you can download our poster (5 mb).

Popular publications


Cheetah Conservation Project Zimbabwe informs the public about their work by regular publications in local magazines and newsletters (e.g. Zambezi Traveller, Greenline, Ndeipi, Discover Zimbabwe). Follow the links below to read about our work.

Annual reports


Each year Cheetah Conservation Project Zimbabwe reports about their work in an annual report. Click on the links below to download our reports.

Annual report 2015

Annual report 2014

Annual report 2013

Annual report 2012

Scientific publications


Van der Meer, E., Van Oers, K. (2015) Gender and personality differences in response to social stressors in great tits (Parus major)

PLoS ONE 10(5): e0127984. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0127984.

Van der Meer, E., Fritz, H., Pays, O. (2015) Anti-predator behaviour of kudu and impala in response to mimicked African wild dog presence: do age and sex matter? Behaviour doi:10.1163/1568539X-00003275.

Van der Meer, E., Rasmussen, G.S.A., Fritz, H. (2014) Using an energetic cost-benefit approach to identify ecological traps: the case of the African wild dog. Animal Conservation doi:10.1111/acv.12182.

Van der Meer, E., Rasmussen, G.S.A, Muvengwi, J., Fritz, H. (2013) Foraging costs, hunting success and its implications for African wild dog (Lycaon pictus) conservation inside and outside a protected area. African Journal of Ecology 52: 69-76.

Van der Meer, E., Rasmussen, G.S.A., Blinston, P., Fritz, H. (2013) Indirect anthropogenic mortality in the buffer zone of a protected area ecologically traps African wild dogs. Oryx 48: 285-293.

Van der Meer, E., Mpofu, J., Rasmussen, G.S.A., Fritz, H. (2013) Characteristics of African wild dog natal dens selected under different interspecific predation pressures. Mammalian Biology 78: 336-343.

Van der Meer, E., Pays, O., Fritz, H. (2012) The effect of simulated African wild dog presence on anti-predator behaviour of kudu and impala. Ethology 118:1-10

Van der Meer, E., Moyo, M., Rasmussen, G.S.A., Fritz, H. (2011) Testing the risk and costs of kleptoparasitism for African wild dogs in and outside a protected area. Behavioural Ecology 22: 985-992.

Van der Meer, E., Van Loo, P.L.P., Baumans, V. (2004) Short-term effects of a disturbed light-dark cycle and environmental enrichment on aggression and stress-related parameters in male mice. Laboratory Animals 38: 376-383

Van Loo, P.L.P., Van der Meer, E., Kruitwagen, C.L.J.J., Koolhaas, J.M., Van Zutphen, L.F.M., Baumans, V. (2003) Strain-specific aggressive behavior of male mice submitted to different husbandry procedures. Aggressive Behavior 29: 69-80.

Van Loo, P.L.P., Van der Meer, E., Kruitwagen, C.L.J.J., Koolhaas, J.M., Van Zutphen, L.F.M., Baumans, V. (2003) Long term effects of husbandry procedures on stress-related parameters in male mice of two strains. Laboratory Animals 38: 169-177.

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