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African honeybees as a mitigation method for elephant impact on trees

Abstract:

Conservation managers are concerned about the impact that African elephants (Loxodonta africana) have on large tree species, necessitating the need for mitigation methods. Elephants actively avoid contact with African honeybees (Apis mellifera subsp. scutellata), staying clear of crop fields surrounded by beehive fence-lines and moving away from the sounds of swarming honeybees. Therefore, our objectives were to test whether the presence of beehives in trees influenced the likelihood of the t...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Zoology
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Woolworths-South Africa More from this funder
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Publisher:
Elsevier Publisher's website
Journal:
Biological Conservation Journal website
Volume:
217
Pages:
329-336
Publication date:
2017-11-01
Acceptance date:
2017-11-21
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EISSN:
1873-2917
ISSN:
0006-3207
Source identifiers:
810370
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Deposit date:
2018-02-26

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