Wildlife corridors keep elephants connected by genes

Preserving wildlife corridors between protected areas could help maintain genetic connections between African elephant populations, researchers report.

Gail McCormick-Penn State • futurity
Nov. 23, 2020 ~8 min

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Elephant ‘highways’ pave the way to better conservation

Elephants trample through thick forest vegetation to get to water holes. The trails they make offer clues to better approaches to conservation.

Amy Patterson Neubert-Purdue • futurity
Sept. 1, 2020 ~7 min

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Elephant ‘highways’ pave the way to better conservation

Elephants trample through thick forest vegetation to get to water holes. The trails they make offer clues to better approaches to conservation.

Amy Patterson Neubert-Purdue • futurity
Sept. 1, 2020 ~7 min

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African forest elephants are in more trouble than we thought

There are fewer African forest elephants than scientists believed, research shows. The lack of information about these elephants has hampered conservation.

Emily Halnon-Oregon • futurity
April 30, 2020 ~6 min

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Why elephants munch more acacia in cool weather

New research shows how temperature can affect the symbiotic relationship between ants and trees on the African savanna.

Gigi Marino-Florida • futurity
May 20, 2019 ~4 min

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Sea snake and elephant skin have a trick in common

New research uncovers a surprising commonality between the skin of elephants and that of sea snakes.

Rachel Wayne-Florida • futurity
April 18, 2019 ~4 min

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