Risk perception and tolerance share variation in agriculture use for a transboundary elephant population

Abstract:

1. To conserve wide-ranging species in human-modified landscapes, it is essential to understand how animals selectively use or avoid cultivated areas. Use of agriculture leads to human-wildlife conflict, but evidence suggests the individuals may differ in their tendency to be involved in conflict. This is particularly relevant to wild elephant populations. Read the full article.

Authors:
Nathan R. Hahn
Kristen Denninger-Snyder
Anna Bond Estes
George Wittemyer

Acknowledgments
Collection of this extensive movement dataset was a group effort from the staff of Mara Elephant Project, Grumeti Fund, Save the Elephants, World Wildlife Fund, Kenya Wildlife Service, Tanzania Wildlife Research Institute and the veterinary work of Campaign Limo and Justin Wanda. NRH was supported by the National Science Foundation. We than Colleen Webb and Sarah Reed for their generous insights and feedback throughout the project.

Published online by Journal of Animal Ecology : 19 September 2021

                  

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