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New Key To Saving African Elephants

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May 27, 1999
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Habitat loss is a bigger threat to African elephants than the ivory trade and the conventional wisdom is that declines in elephant populations mirror increases in human populations. But this is not true--rather, elephants persist up to a certain point and then suddenly disappear, say Richard Hoare and Johan Du Toit of the University of Zimbabwe in Harare, Zimbabwe, in the June issue of Conservation Biology.

Habitat loss is a bigger threat to African elephants than the ivory trade and the conventional wisdom is that declines in elephant populations mirror increases in human populations. But this is not true--rather, elephants persist up to a certain point and then suddenly disappear, say Richard Hoare and Johan Du Toit of the University of Zimbabwe in Harare, Zimbabwe, in the June issue of Conservation Biology.


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