|Date||14 Aug 2001|
Using diverse genetic markers, the team will examine the structure and history of hartebeest populations, emphasising the focal Ewaso population, thought to be endemic. If this proves to be the case, it will become a flagship species for the region, which is vast (20,000km2) and diverse but unprotected.
Results will guide restoration plans for hartebeest in Kenya, and emphasise the importance of biology in Kenya's conservation strategy.
In collaboration with the Kenya Wildlife Service, the work will be based at the Mpala Research Centre, located at the core of the Ewaso ecosystem, creating opportunities for Kenyan graduate students to work at a first class research facility.
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