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Friday, 3 July 2009


We've now posted some of our papers about the Zanzibar leopard, Zanzibar servaline genet and other small carnivores to the document-sharing website Scribd. They can all be viewed in and downloaded from the "Conservation" folder in Martin Walsh's collection of papers on the site.

Here are links to individual papers and posters:

Goldman, H. V. and Walsh, M. T. 2008. When Culture Threatens the Conservation of Biological Diversity: The Tragic Case of the Zanzibar Leopard (Panthera pardus adersi). Poster presented to Sustaining Cultural and Biological Diversity in a Rapidly Changing World: Lessons for Global Policy, Thirteenth Annual Symposium of the Center for Biodiversity and Conservation, American Museum of Natural History, New York, 2-5 April 2008.

Goldman, H. V. and Walsh, M. T. 2007. Human-Wildlife Conflict, Unequal Knowledge and the Failure to Conserve the Zanzibar Leopard (Panthera pardus adersi). Poster presented to the Felid Biology and Conservation Conference, Wildlife Conservation Research Unit (WildCRU), University of Oxford, 17-21 September 2007.

Walsh, M. T. & Goldman, H. V. 2007. Killing the King: The Demonization and Extermination of the Zanzibar Leopard / Tuer le roi: la diabolisation et l’extermination du leopard de Zanzibar. In Edmond Dounias, Elisabeth Motte-Florac and Margaret Dunham (eds.) Le symbolisme des animaux: L'animal, clef de voûte de la relation entre l'homme et la nature? / Animal symbolism: Animals, keystone of the relationship between man and nature? (collection ‘colloques et séminaires’). Paris: Éditions de l’IRD (Institut de recherché pour le développement). 1133-1182.

Goldman, H. V., Winther-Hansen, J. & Walsh, M. T. 2004. Zanzibar’s Recently Discovered Servaline Genet. Nature East Africa, 34 (2): 5-7.

Walsh, M. T. & Goldman, H. V. 2004. The Zanzibar Leopard – Dead or Alive? Tanzanian Affairs, 77: 20-23.

Walsh, M. T. & Goldman, H. V. 2003. The Zanzibar Leopard between Science and Cryptozoology. Nature East Africa, 33 (1/2): 14-16.

Goldman, H. V. & Winther-Hansen, J. 2003. The Small Carnivores of Unguja: Results of a Photo-trapping Survey in Jozani Forest Reserve, Zanzibar, Tanzania. Tromso, Norway.

Goldman, H. V. & Walsh, M. T. 2002. Is the Zanzibar Leopard (Panthera pardus adersi) Extinct? Journal of East African Natural History, 91 (1/2): 15-25 (plus the map that was published as an erratum in the 2003 issue: Journal of East African Natural History, 92 (1/2): 4).

Our original report on the Zanzibar leopard is still online on the website of the Zanzibar Department of Commercial Crops, Fruits and Forestry (DCCFF):

Goldman, H. V. & Walsh, M. T. 1997. A Leopard in Jeopardy: An Anthropological Survey of Practices and Beliefs which Threaten the Survival of the Zanzibar Leopard (Panthera pardus adersi). Zanzibar Forestry Technical Paper No.63 / report to Jozani Chwaka Bay Conservation Project, Commission for Natural Resources, Zanzibar.

The following unpublished study also includes a section on the Zanzibar leopard:

Walsh, M. T. & Harvey, S. P. 1997. Understanding and Engaging Local Knowledge and Practice: Practical Approaches to Natural Resources Research and Development. Unpublished monograph prepared for the Natural Resources Institute, University of Greenwich, Chatham.

Further reference to the leopard and other carnivores on Unguja can be found in the following paper:

Walsh, M. T. 2007. Island Subsistence: Hunting, Trapping and the Translocation of Wildlife in the Western Indian Ocean. Azania, 42 (Special issue: Stephanie Wynne-Jones (ed.) The Indian Ocean as a Cultural Community): 83-113. (With an online appendix: ‘Island Mammal Lists and Local Names’).

R. H. W. Pakenham's unpublished monograph on the mammals of Zanzibar is also available on Scribd:

Pakenham, R. H. W. 1984. The Mammals of Zanzibar and Pemba Islands. Harpenden: privately printed.

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