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University of Colorado Boulder

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Fall 2019

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Tanzania-Zanzibar: Coastal Ecology and Natural Resource Management


In this project, the modern narrative of the Zanzibar leopard was studied in Jozani-Chwaka Bay National Park. Game cameras were installed and various locations around the national park to try and gather primary evidence that supported the existence of a leopard population in the forest. In addition, local community members were interviewed about recent leopard related activities. No biological evidence was gathered that supported the existence of the Zanzibar leopard and information collected from interviews indicated a potential shift in which other organisms are considered leopards. Recommendations were made for future research to be able to better understand the complex meaningfulness of the narrative of the Zanzibar leopard and how the narrative shifts over time.


African Studies | Animal Studies | Biodiversity | Bioinformatics | Biology | Environmental Studies | Zoology


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