Non-lethal elephant-population-control methods: summary of the first ESAG workshop

Garaï, Marion E, Bates, Lucy A, Bertschinger, Henk, Delsink, Audrey, Pretorius, Yolande, Selier, Jeanetta and Zitzer, Heike R (2018) Non-lethal elephant-population-control methods: summary of the first ESAG workshop. Bothalia African Biodiversity and Conservation, 48 (2). pp. 1-6. ISSN 0006-8241

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Management interventions are necessary to control elephant numbers within fenced wildlife reserves in South Africa. Use of non-lethal control methods is increasing, but information about their suitability and effects are not widely available. Three such methods are currently available; immunocontraception with Porcine Zona Pellucida (PZP) vaccine, vasectomy, and Gonadotropin Releasing Hormone (GnRH) vaccine. Here we consolidate what we know about these methods, using published sources and material shared at a workshop held in South Africa in 2016, in order to provide up-to-date information for future policy decisions concerning the use of these methods in South Africa and elsewhere.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Elephant; population-control-methods; contraception
Schools and Departments: School of Psychology > Psychology
Subjects: Q Science > QL Zoology > QL0081 Wildlife conservation. Rare animals. Endangered species. Wildlife refuges. Wildlife habitat improvement
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Depositing User: Dr Lucy Bates
Date Deposited: 05 Sep 2018 15:04
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2019 14:20

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