Posts Tagged ‘Elephants’

Mali elephant wearing a GPS collar.

Violence in Mali threatening survival of endangered elephants

Dec. 12, 2012 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed | Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

University of British Columbia and Oxford University researchers have revealed the secrets of survival of an endangered population of African elephant in the unforgiving Sahara desert. These animals have the biggest migration among elephants, the study finds, but recent violence in Mali may now be putting them at risk.

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More than 50-per-cent decline in elephants in eastern Congo due to human conflict: UBC research

Nov. 10, 2011 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed | Tags: , , , , ,

Humans play a far greater role in the fate of African elephants than habitat loss, and human conflict in particular has a devastating impact on these largest terrestrial animals, according to a new University of British Columbia study published online in PLoS ONE this week.

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