Review of options for managing the impacts of locally overabundant African elephants

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Other titlesIUCN/SSC AfESG review of options fro managing the impacts of locally overabundant African elephants
StatementD. Balfour ... [et al.].
ContributionsBalfour, D.
The Physical Object
Pagination80 p. ;
Number of Pages80
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Open LibraryOL22660309M
ISBN 109782831710266
LC Control Number2008349448
OCLC/WorldCa264674952

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Balfour H. Dublin}, title = {Review of Options for Managing the Impacts of Locally Overabundant African Elephants}, year = {}}. Managing Locally Overabundant Elephants Where elephant densities increase locally –be it through population growth with limited opportunity for natural dispersal or through range compression– the impact of elephants on their habitats and other species may also increase.

Review of Options for Managing the Impacts of Locally Overabundant African Elephants. By D. Balfour, H. Dublin, J. Fennessy, D. Gibson, L. Niskanen, I. Whyte and D. Balfour H. Dublin. Abstract. The designation of geographical entities in this book, and the presentation of the material, do not imply the expression of any opinion.

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