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Effectiveness of wildlife underpasses and culverts in connecting elephant habitats: a case study of new railway through Kenya’s Tsavo National Parks

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Transportation networks can be a major impediment to wildlife movements. We assessed the use of wildlife underpasses and culverts along a newly constructed railway in Kenya's Tsavo National Parks by African elephants (L. africana). We collared ten elephants with GPS satellite transmitters within 20 km of the railway in March 2016 and analysed their movement data to March 2019. Eight elephants used the underpasses although one did not cross the adjacent highway. The remaining two neither used ...

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Published
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Peer reviewed

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10.1111/aje.12873

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0000-0001-7184-7303
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Zoology
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Publisher:
Wiley
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Volume:
59
Issue:
3
Pages:
624-640
Publication date:
2021-05-06
Acceptance date:
2021-03-12
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EISSN:
1365-2028
ISSN:
0141-6707
Language:
English
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1175434
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pubs:1175434
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2021-05-10

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