The behavioural implications of elephant vasectomies

Control measures have been widely employed to limit the growth of elephant populations in South Africa. Whilst the efficacy of these measures has been monitored closely, there has been little investigation into the behavioural implications of control measures for elephants. In a study published today, Heike Zitzer and I summarised 5 years of observations to understand how vasectomies affect male elephant behaviour. … More The behavioural implications of elephant vasectomies

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The Impacts of Climate Change on Human-Elephant Conflict

Human-elephant conflict refers to negative interactions between humans and elephants – commonplace across Africa and Asia – where people and elephants share space and resources. Climate change is expected to alter the distribution and frequency of human-elephant conflict. This review outlines the current state of understanding regarding the impacts of climate change on human-elephant conflict across eastern and southern Africa. … More The Impacts of Climate Change on Human-Elephant Conflict