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| Last Updated:: 13/01/2017

Landscape connectivity key to elephant protection - study

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

While erection of electrified fences and digging of trenches form the typical response to mitigating conflicts between human beings and wild elephants, a recent study by the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS)-India Programme says that such a strategy has a direct negative impact on elephant connectivity in the wild.

 

 

 

This strategy that comes with substantial monetary costs can also impact wild elephant conservation, says the study by WCS scientists Varun R. Goswami and Divya Vasudev, published in the international journal Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution last month. It highlights the need to balance conservation needs in human-inhabited landscapes.