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Wild Sri Lankan elephants retreat from the sound of disturbed Asian honey bees

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Asian elephants (Elephas maximus) are threatened primarily by habitat loss and human–elephant conflict. In addition to establishing protected areas and corridors for wildlife, empowering farmers to protect their crops is crucial for Asian elephant conservation [1,2]. Elephants can habituate to artificial deterrents, hence natural biological alternatives are of great interest [2,3]. African elephants (Loxodonta africana) avoid African honey bees (Apis mellifera scutellata), inspiring ‘beehive...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1016/j.cub.2017.12.018

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS Division
Department:
Zoology
Weerathunga, S More by this author
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Publisher:
Elsevier Publisher's website
Journal:
Current Biology Journal website
Publication date:
2018-01-05
Acceptance date:
2017-12-20
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EISSN:
1879-0445
ISSN:
0960-9822
Pubs id:
pubs:826721
URN:
uri:2b6460a9-2af3-4023-80ea-5baa3334f8c6
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uuid:2b6460a9-2af3-4023-80ea-5baa3334f8c6
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pubs:826721

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