Title:

Elephant management: A scientific assessment of South Africa

Publication Year:
2008
Abstract:

As a conse quence of the rising number of elephants in protected areas in South Africa, the ecosystems that contain elephants and the people that live adjacent to elephant populations are perceived to be coming under increasing threat. The control of elephant populations by culling has been under a moratorium since the mid-1990s. Attempts to resolve differences of opinion between the authorities responsible for elephant management in the country, private elephant owners, animal rights and biodiversity conservation organisations in South Africa and abroad, and representatives of local communities, have to date not led to a widely agreed future course of action. Keywords: Elephant management, Adaptive management, Ecosystem management.

Editor:
Scholes, R. J., Mennell, K.
Publisher:
Wits University Press
Number of pages:
655
Item Type:
Book or Magazine
Language:
en
Files:
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Scholes_2009.pdf 12.3 MB

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