Navigation Links
Relocating elephants fails to decrease human-wildlife conflict
Date:12/12/2012

e did not kill any humans and one elephant was shot and killed.

"There are many ongoing translocation projects based on the assumption that this technique is effective, and our joint study is the first comprehensive assessment of whether that's true," said Peter Leimgruber, SCBI research scientist and co-author of the paper. "We were stunned that translocation neither solves the conflict nor saves elephants."

Human-elephant conflict is a major conservation, socioeconomic and political issue across Asian elephant range in Asia and Africa. It is also one of the major threats to the survival of Asian elephants, which are listed as endangered by the International Union for Conservation of Nature. Between 35,000 and 50,000 Asian elephants are left in the wild. Across elephant range hundreds of problem elephants are translocated each year.

"As you track the elephants, you identify with these animals, you see their struggles and understand why they're doing the things that ultimately get them killed," Leimgruber said. "But you also understand that elephants represent a serious threat to humans and their livelihood."

The paper's authors suggest that rather than focus on translocation, land managers and conservationists need to implement land-use plans that minimize crop raiding and create mixed-use zones that both humans and elephants can use, in addition to zones where only one or the other is allowed.


'/>"/>

Contact: Lindsay Renick Mayer
renickmayerl@si.edu
202-633-3081
Smithsonian
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. Violence in Mali threatening survival of endangered elephants
2. Conservationists to create blueprint for saving Malaysias elephants
3. Airborne technology helps manage elephants
4. Study shows how elephants produce their deep voices
5. The absence of elephants and rhinoceroses reduces biodiversity in tropical forests
6. When our skin fails to protect us
7. Moderate drinking decreases number of new brain cells
8. Low oxygen levels may decrease life-saving protein in spinal muscular atrophy
9. Common antifungal drug decreases tumor growth and shows promise as cancer therapy
10. Vitamin D supplementation can decrease risk of respiratory infections in children
11. NOAA: Underwater noise decreases whale communications in Stellwagen Bank sanctuary
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:12/11/2014)... , Dec. 09, 2014 Research and Markets ... ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/twhjll/biometrics_market ) has announced the addition of ...  report to their offering. One major ... With continuous advances in technology, it is important to ...
(Date:12/11/2014)... , Dec. 10, 2014  That blood pressure plays a role ... Hypertension – the medical term for high blood pressure – ... and the inflatable cuff that,s used in measuring blood pressure ... there,s nothing new about hypertension, its triggers and its effects. ...
(Date:12/10/2014)... YORK , Dec. 8, 2014 You,ve been here before: ... can,t remember your password, site key or the answer to your ... teacher? Today, Hoyos Labs , a digital ... put an end to the frustration that comes with usernames, passwords ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Biometrics Market in the APAC Region 2015-2019: Key Vendors are 3M Cogent, NEC, Safran and Suprema 2Research points to need for new approaches to treatment of high blood pressure 2Research points to need for new approaches to treatment of high blood pressure 3Research points to need for new approaches to treatment of high blood pressure 4The Password is Finally Dead: Launch of 1U Mobile App Eliminates Need for All Usernames and Passwords 2The Password is Finally Dead: Launch of 1U Mobile App Eliminates Need for All Usernames and Passwords 3
... to move a step closer to the routine use of ... to cure diseases from Alzheimer,s to diabetes. Stem cells ... human cell, opening up all sorts of therapeutic possibilities for ... problem facing scientists is how to encourage stem cells to ...
... targeted therapeutic drugs, they need to be able to ... been impossible, until now. Thanks to a new microscopy ... professor of chemistry, has observed how clusters of epidermal ... lung and colon cancers, glioblastoma and others malfunctions ...
... Wikipedia entry for the hummingbird explains that the ... vortices that helps the bird hover. But after conducting ... of California, Riverside propose that the hovering hummingbird instead produces ... stroke that help generate the aerodynamic forces required for ...
Cached Biology News:Sweet news for stem cell's 'Holy Grail' 2Target: Cancer 22 vortex trails with 1 stroke 22 vortex trails with 1 stroke 3
(Date:1/22/2015)... (PRWEB) January 22, 2015 GEA Niro ... table top laboratory homogenizer, the PandaPLUS 2000, which is ... nanoemulsions , and cell disruption . This compact ... products, fruit juices, liquid food, food additives and ingredients ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... CAMBRIDGE, Mass (PRWEB) January 21, 2015 Cambridge ... Semantic Web technology, today announced that 2014 was a record-breaking ... expanding the capabilities of the Anzo Smart Data Platform and ... discover and utilize insights from diverse data which led to ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... RI (PRWEB) January 22, 2015 Protocol ... , The growing team of brand-neutral, independent consultants, Protocol ... Philip Rogers explained that over the years, his company ... , Moroso, Town of Plainfield, as well as others. ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... Pipette.com has added the Eppendorf ... portfolio of Eppendorf products. , The Eppendorf Centrifuge 5424/5424 ... 5424/5424 R and receive the following:, , ... or Eppendorf Reference 2 ,     3 Free ...
Breaking Biology Technology:GEA Niro Soavi Announces the PandaPLUS 2000 Homogenizer for Processing New Applications for Nanoemulsions and Cell Disruption 2Cambridge Semantics Announces Record Results for 2014 2Protocol Networks Brings Independent Technology Consulting to the Constitution State 2Eppendorf Announces Promotional Bundle Which Includes: Eppendorf Centrifuge 5424, 3-Pack of Pipettes, and Tips - Available Now at Pipette.com 2
... July 8 Cornerstone Therapeutics Inc. (Nasdaq: ... special meeting of its stockholders on August 27, 2009. ... will be asked to approve a series of amendments ... implement governance arrangements and provide Chiesi Farmaceutici SpA with ...
... SAN DIEGO, July 8 Biomatrica today announced that ... SampleMatrix room temperature storage technology to archive its DNA ... SampleMatrix technology in place of ultra-low-temperature freezers for the ... SMGF will move its collection of previously archived samples ...
... Researchers at Cellular Dynamics ... pluripotent stem cells, which have the ability to generate all ... ordinary human blood samples. This significant breakthrough provides a readily ... samples in storage at blood repositories and healthcare institutions worldwide. ...
Cached Biology Technology:Cornerstone Therapeutics Inc. Announces Record Date and Meeting Date for Special Meeting of Stockholders for Vote with Respect to Charter Amendments 2Cornerstone Therapeutics Inc. Announces Record Date and Meeting Date for Special Meeting of Stockholders for Vote with Respect to Charter Amendments 3Cornerstone Therapeutics Inc. Announces Record Date and Meeting Date for Special Meeting of Stockholders for Vote with Respect to Charter Amendments 4Cornerstone Therapeutics Inc. Announces Record Date and Meeting Date for Special Meeting of Stockholders for Vote with Respect to Charter Amendments 5Sorenson Molecular Genealogy Foundation to Protect Archived DNA Using Biomatrica's Room Temperature Storage 2Sorenson Molecular Genealogy Foundation to Protect Archived DNA Using Biomatrica's Room Temperature Storage 3Cellular Dynamics International Reprograms Blood Cells into Stem Cells 2
... high-voltage power supply, with temperature probe, 100-120 and ... V, 500 mA, and 400 W. The temperature ... 0 and 90 degrees C during electrophoresis. Built-in ... cord and instructions are provided. Dimensions are 27.5 ...
The stirbar is used in the buffer tank of the Trans-Blot Plus cell to maintain uniform conductivity and temperature during electrophoretic transfer. Dimensions are 3.5 x 0.5 in....
... The super cooling coil, ... for native enzyme, high-intensity, and ... performed with the Trans-Blot cell. ... coil requires connection to an ...
Criterion staining and blotting trays are plastic trays designed for staining one or two Criterion gels or performing western blot detection. The trays have a working capacity of up to 500 ml. Suppli...
Biology Products: