ELEPHANT MANAGEMENT – A Scientific Assessment for South Africa

is book is the result of that Assessment, undertaken during 2007, on the authority of the Minister. The Assessment is the first activity in a proposed elephant research programme, which aims to reduce the uncertainties regarding the consequences of various elephant management strategies. The purpose of this Assessment is to:
• document what is known, unknown, and disputed on the topic of elephant–ecosystem–human interactions in South Africa
• synthesise and communicate the information in such a way that decision making and the reaching of social consensus is facilitated.