Collision course

Laurance, William (2015) Collision course. New Scientist, 226 (3017).

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[Extract] IN THE past decade, two-thirds of the world's forest elephants – found only in the rainforests of equatorial Africa – have been slaughtered by ivory poachers. Why this explosion in killing? Since 2000, more than 50,000 kilometres of roads have been bulldozed into this area, mostly by loggers, inadvertently opening it up to poachers armed with powerful rifles and cable snares. The elephants simply have nowhere to hide any more.

Item ID: 40061
Item Type: Article (Commentary)
ISSN: 0262-4079
Keywords: conservation policy, dams, development banks, deforestation, infrastructure roads
Date Deposited: 17 Sep 2015 03:25
FoR Codes: 05 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 0502 Environmental Science and Management > 050202 Conservation and Biodiversity @ 100%
SEO Codes: 96 ENVIRONMENT > 9608 Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity > 960899 Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity of Environments not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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