Roadless Wilderness Area Determines Forest Elephant Movements in the Congo Basin

@article{Blake2008RoadlessWA,
  title={Roadless Wilderness Area Determines Forest Elephant Movements in the Congo Basin},
  author={Stephen Blake and Sharon L Deem and Samantha Strindberg and Fiona Maisels and Ludovic R W Momont and Inogwabini Bila Isia and Iain Douglas‐Hamilton and William B Karesh and Michael D. Kock},
  journal={PLoS ONE},
  year={2008},
  volume={3}
}
A dramatic expansion of road building is underway in the Congo Basin fuelled by private enterprise, international aid, and government aspirations. Among the great wilderness areas on earth, the Congo Basin is outstanding for its high biodiversity, particularly mobile megafauna including forest elephants (Loxodonta africana cyclotis). The abundance of many mammal species in the Basin increases with distance from roads due to hunting pressure, but the impacts of road proliferation on the… Expand
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