Table 1. Population and harvest characteristics for three species of duiker.


Species Mean population weight (kg) K†
(individuals/km²)
D‡
(kg/km²)
rmax§ Pmax¦
(kg km−2 yr−1)
MSY¶
(kg km−2 yr−1)
Observed annual offtake
(kg km−2 yr−1)
Peter’s duiker 17.8# 10.7 100.78 0.56 70.44 28.18 19.12
Bay duiker 17.8# 7.1 65.60 0.56 45.85 18.34 12.94
Blue duiker 4.23†† 70 155.40 0.94 223.01 89.21 24.06

†Carrying capacity (Feer 1996).
‡D = 60% of K.
§Maximum rate of population increase.
¦Maximum annual production.
¶Maximum sustainable yield.
#Dethier and Ghuirghi (1999).
††Noss (1998b).