of Southern Africa's elephants"
Wednesday 15 February 2006
Heritage Lecture Theatre, Savile
Row, London W1
The challenge of managing the
increasing elephant populations
across Africa is a complex one.
We are delighted that Professor
Rudi van Aarde, who is currently
carrying out the largest study
of elephants so far carried out
in Africa, has agreed to speak
on the various options that are
available to conservationists.
This will include an assessment
of "metapopulation dynamics",
where a system of megaparks are
established which will encourage
almost a quarter of a million
elephants to disperse naturally
across existing land designated
as conservation areas, without
fences or borders. If
successful, it is hoped that
this solution will greatly
reduce local population
pressures, including the impact
on vegetation and on people.
For more details and to buy
tickets, please contact FOC's London
office. All proceeds will
support FOC's work.