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The Asian Elephant: Ecology and Management


Series: Cambridge Studies in Applied Ecology and Resource Management

By: R Sukumar

256 pages, B/w photos, illus, tabs, maps

Cambridge University Press

Paperback | Mar 1993 | #20313 | ISBN: 052143758X
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NHBS Price: £41.99 $55/€48 approx
Hardback | Jan 1990 | #4835 | ISBN: 0521360803
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This important monograph provides an historical review of the decline of the Asian elephant throughout its former range, its current status and distribution, and its ecology and often conflicting interaction with man, outlining ways of reducing this conflict and preserving the species.

' ... a very good introduction to one of the greater symbols of the conservation movement. It provides the reader with a great deal of information to stimulate the debate.' Teaching Ecology Group Reviews 'There has been a lot of woolly stuff on elephants lately, but this is a real field science. The Asian Elephant is definitely a book to own.' Bookshelf


Foreword; Acknowledgements; 1. The historical background; 2. Status and distribution of the Asian elephant; 3. The main study area and study methods; 4. Movement and habitat utilization; 5. Feeding and nutrition; 6. Impact on the vegetation and carrying capacity; 7. Crop raiding by elephants; 8. Manslaughter by elephants; 9. Habitat manipulation by people; 10. Elephant slaughter by people; 11. Population dynamics; 12. Conservation and management; Appendices; References; Index.

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