Yumi Yamane

Yumi Yamane The Center for African Area Studies, Kyoto University
Graduate School of Urban Environmental Sciences, Tokyo Metropolitan University

Research Fields I have conducted conservation-ecological research on the wild African leopard (Panthera pardus) in the republic of Kenya. My research focused mainly on the ecology of leopards that inhabited the capital city, Nairobi, and their relationship with the people who lived in the same area. Starting this year, I have implemented the monitoring of re-introduced individual leopards. With escalation of conflicts between the leopards and the people, the countermeasure of capturing problematic leopards and the artificial translocation of them has been taken in order to mitigate the conflicts. I am assessing the effectiveness of this as a mitigation measure by attaching GPS devices to the collars of the leopards.
Main Works
  • Yamane, Y. 2016. Leopard research in Kenya. 10th Carnivore researcher’s conference. Oral presentation on 13rd and 14th of October 2016 at Kenya wildlife Service, Nairobi
  • Yamane, Y. 2013. Conservation Ecology of Wild Leopards in the Urban Landscape in and around Nairobi National Park in Kenya.International symposium on Leopards, National Park and Communities: Toward Co-Existence of Wildlife and Human Societies. Oral presentation on 6th Dec 2013at Japan embassy in Kenya
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