Rules of habitat use by elephants Loxodonta africana in southern Africa : insights for regional management

  title={Rules of habitat use by elephants Loxodonta africana in southern Africa : insights for regional management},
  author={Grant M. Harris and Gareth J. Russell and Rudi I. van Aarde and Stuart L Pimm},
Managers in southern Africa are concerned that continually increasing elephant populations will degrade ecosystems. Culling, translocation and birth control are flawed solutions. An alternative is providing elephants more space but this hinges on identifying landscape preferences. We examined two diverse ecosystems and uncovered similarities in elephant habitat use, expressing these as ‘rules’. We considered arid Etosha National Park, (Namibia) and the tropical woodlands of Tembe Elephant Park… CONTINUE READING
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