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Recommended reading: Elephants: Facts & Fables

The issue of space is at the core of most elephant discussions we are involved in - both when it comes to wild or captive situations. Without proper space for mind and movement elephants cannot thrive. It is as simple and difficult as that. (See Poole, J & Granli, P. 2008. Mind and Movement: Meeting the Interests of Elephants. (.pdf, 2.19 Mb))

In many range states private conservancies, elephant corridors and metapopulation structures are among ingredients for elephants future survival. We highly recommend anyone interested to read the IFAW publication "Elephants: Facts & Fables" (.pdf, 2.71 Mb). The publication seeks to shed light on what we really know, and don’t, about elephants, their dynamics, and conservation management in southern Africa.

Written by the renowned Professor Rudi van Aarde, director of the Conservation Ecology Research Unit of the University of Pretoria, South Africa, the book features magnificent photography and is intended to better inform discussions of public policy and management as they pertain to elephants.