Study: Drought, climate change will worsen conflicts with elephants

KNAU, All Things Considered

Elephants are an iconic species and the focus of many conservation efforts. But a new study out of Northern Arizona University says as the global climate warms, elephants will have to compete more often with humans for food and water, increasing the risk of conflict and dangerous encounters. KNAU’s Melissa Sevigny spoke with one of the study’s authors, Duan Biggs, about the research.

(Photo: African elephants in Zimbabwe, Charles J. Sharp/WikiCommons/Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International License)

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