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The Asian Elephant : Ecology and Management - Raman Sukumar

The Asian Elephant

Ecology and Management

Paperback Published: 10th May 1993
ISBN: 9780521437585
Number Of Pages: 272

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The Asian elephant has had a unique cultural association with people. Unfortunately, elephants and people have also been in conflict, resulting in the decline in elephants throughout their former range in Southern Asia. This book provides an ecological analysis of elephant human interaction and its implications for the conservation of elephants. The foraging habits of elephants and their impact on vegetation are considered, along with the interactions that occur between elephants and humans. The ecological data provide the basis for recommendations on elephant conservation and management, keeping in view the socio-economic imperatives of the Asian region.This first comprehensive account of Asian elephant ecology will be of particular interest to conservation biologists and mammalogists.

' ... 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
The historical background
Status and distribution of the Asian elephant
The main study area and study methods
Movement and habitat utilization
Feeding and nutrition
Impact on the vegetation and carrying capacity
Crop raiding by elephants
Manslaughter by elephants
Habitat manipulation by people
Elephant slaughter by people
Population dynamics
Conservation and management
Appendices
References
Index
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ISBN: 9780521437585
ISBN-10: 052143758X
Series: Cambridge Studies in Applied Ecology & Resource Management
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 272
Published: 10th May 1993
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.62 x 18.97  x 1.5
Weight (kg): 0.46