Long-Term Monitoring of Dzanga Bai Forest Elephants: Forest Clearing Use Patterns

@inproceedings{Turkalo2013LongTermMO,
  title={Long-Term Monitoring of Dzanga Bai Forest Elephants: Forest Clearing Use Patterns},
  author={Andrea K. Turkalo and Peter Howard Wrege and George Wittemyer},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2013}
}
Individual identification of the relatively cryptic forest elephant (Loxodonta cyclotis) at forest clearings currently provides the highest quality monitoring data on this ecologically important but increasingly threatened species. Here we present baseline data from the first 20 years of an individually based study of this species, conducted at the Dzanga Clearing, Central African Republic. A total of 3,128 elephants were identified over the 20-year study (1,244 adults; 675 females, 569 males… CONTINUE READING
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