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In Learn More the National Geographic magazine team shares some its best sources and other information to expand your knowledge of our featured subjects. Special thanks to the Research Division.

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Frankfurt Zoological Society
Markus Borner leads Frankfurt Zoological Society projects in Serengeti National Park from its East African headquarters at Seronera in the heart of the park.

Maasai Environmental Resource Coalition
This coalition is a network of Maasai grassroots organizations working for the protection of traditional land rights as well as for conservation, management, and sustainable use of the East African ecosystems.

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This site contains a chronology of events surrounding the reclassification of Amboseli National Park as well as updates on the park's status.

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Baldus, Rolf D., and others. "Community Based Conservation: Where Are We Now—Where Are We Going?" Miombo—The Newsletter of the Wildlife Conservation Society of Tanzania (July 2004).

Burford, Gemma, and others. "The Forest Retreat of Orpul: A Holistic System of Health Care Practiced by the Maasai Tribe of East Africa." Journal of Alternative & Complementary Medicine (vol. 7: 2001), 547-51.

Galvin, Kathleen A., and others. "Compatibility of Pastoralism and Conservation? A Test Case Using Integrated Assessment in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania." In Conservation and Mobile Indigenous Peoples: Displacement, Forced Settlement and Sustainable Development, eds. Chatty, Dawn, and Marcus Colchester. Berghahn Books, 2002.

Goldstein, Gregg. "The Legal System and Wildlife Conservation: History and the Law's Effect on Indigenous People and Community Conservation in Tanzania." Georgetown International Environmental Law Review (April 1, 2005), 481-502.

Hando, Justin. "Community Conservation Services: Experiences from Serengeti National Park." In Linking Universal and Local Values: Managing a Sustainable Future for World Heritage. UNESCO World Heritage Paper No. 13 (November 2004), eds. de Merode, Eleónore, and others.

Holmern, Tomas, and others. Human-Wildlife Conflicts and Hunting in the Western Serengeti, Tanzania. Norwegian Institute for Nature Research, 2004.

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Matthiessen, Peter. The Tree Where Man Was Born. Penguin,1995.

Musiba, Charles, and Audax Mabulla. "Politics, Cattle, and Conservation: Ngorongoro Crater at a Crossroads." In East African Archaeology: Foragers, Potters, Smiths, and Traders, eds. Kusimba, Chapurukha M., and Sibel B. Kusimba. University of Pennsylvania Museum, 2003.

Okello, M. M. "Land Use Changes and Human-Wildlife Conflicts in the Amboseli Area, Kenya." Human Dimensions of Wildlife (2005), 19-28.

Packer, Craig, and others. "Ecological Change, Group Territoriality, and Population Dynamics in Serengeti Lions." Science (January 21, 2005), 390-93.

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Thirgood, Simon, and others. "Can Parks Protect Migratory Ungulates? The Case of the Serengeti Wildebeest." Animal Conservation (vol. 7, 2004), 113-20.

Whitman, Karyl, and others. "Sustainable trophy hunting in African lions." Nature (March 11, 2004), 175-78.

NGS Resources

Carroll, Chris. "Misjudged Hyenas." National Geographic (June 2005), 50-65.

Lekuton, Joseph Lemasolai. Facing the Lion: Growing Up Maasai on the African Savanna. National Geographic Books, 2003.

Lambkin, David. "Into Africa." National Geographic Traveler (October 2003), 107-16.

Holland, Jennifer Steinberg. "Zebras: Born to Roam." National Geographic (September 2003), 30-43.

Thompson, Gare. On Safari. National Geographic Books, 2002.

Conniff, Richard. "Cheetahs: Ghosts of the Grasslands." National Geographic (December 1999), 2-31.

Packer, Craig. "Captives in the Wild." National Geographic (April 1992), 122-36.

Alexander, Shana. "The Glory of Life." National Geographic (May 1986), 584-601.