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Dry-season status, trend and distribution of Konkombouri elephants and implications for their management, Burkina Faso
Bouché, Philippe mailto [Université de Liège - ULiège > Forêts, Nature et Paysage > Gestion des ressources forestières et des milieux naturels >]
African Wildlife Foundation. Department of Information Services
[en] Elephant management ; wildlife private management ; elephant count ; elephant distribution ; water point management
[en] Konkombouri Hunting Zone is part of the transfrontier W–Arly–Pendjari ecosystem. Monthly dry-season
records from wildlife monitoring show that the free-ranging elephant population increased from month to
month with the progression of the dry season and the reduction of water points that still contained water.
However, with the arrival of the first important rains, elephant density continued to increase because water
and new shoots were available everywhere. In 2005 and 2006 elephant density in the Konkombouri Hunting
Zone reached the highest mean dry-season elephant density recorded in West Africa in recent decades. This
situation increases the impact on habitat close to water points and heightens human–elephant conflicts.
Konkombouri Monitoring Programme
Burkina Safari Club
Researchers ; Professionals ; Students

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