Identifying important connectivity areas for the wide‐ranging Asian elephant across conservation landscapes of Northeast India

  title={Identifying important connectivity areas for the wide‐ranging Asian elephant across conservation landscapes of Northeast India},
  author={Divya Vasudev and Varun R. Goswami and Nishanth Srinivas and Biang La Nam Syiem and Aishanya Sarma},
  journal={Diversity and Distributions},
  pages={2510 - 2526}
Connectivity is increasingly important for landscape‐scale conservation programmes. Yet there are obstacles to developing reliable connectivity maps, including paucity of data on animal use of the non‐habitat matrix. Our aim was to identify important connectivity areas for the endangered Asian elephant Elephas maximus across a 21,210 km2 region using empirical data and recently developed animal movement models. 

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  • A. LeesC. Peres
  • Environmental Science
    Conservation biology : the journal of the Society for Conservation Biology
  • 2008
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