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Table 1 Five study sites across Kenya and Tanzania Maasailand

From: Pastoralist livelihoods and wildlife revenues in East Africa: a case for coexistence?

Site Area (km2) Rain (mm/pa) Number of hh in sample AE/hh TLU/AE Livestock ownership by wealth Reference
Mara 6,500 400 to 1,200 219 7.4 13 Top 25% own 58% TLU (1998) (dropping to 36% in 2004) Thompson et al.2009
Kitengela 390 <600 177 4 7.2 Top 20% own 47% TLUs Nkedianye et al.2009
Amboseli 8,400 350 to 600 184 8.9 6.3 Top 10% own 45% TLU BurnSilver 2009
Longido 9,220 300 to 600 229 8.9 4.2 Top 7% own 50% TLU Chenevix Trench et al.2009
Tarangire 22,200 650 194a 5.7 3.8 Top 20% own 66% TLUs Sachedina and ChenevixTrench 2009
  1. Hh Household, AE adult equivalent, TLU tropical livestock unit. For technical definitions, seeSellen 2003. aIn Tarangire, a sub-sample of 37 hh was studied in depth; 27 of these were also included in the broad-scale survey: livestock figures are derived from these.