Collaring Forest Elephants-Ziama, Republic of Guinea

The Ziama Biosphere Reserve is the largest classified forest in Guinea and provides vital habitat for threatened and endangered species including the Western Chimpanzee, the Pygmy Hippopotamus, and African Forest Elephants. The forest elephant population has declined over the last several decades due to poaching and habitat degradation, forcing elephants into smaller areas and into closer contact with humans which leads to more conflict over space and resources. This project is placing satellite collars on two forest elephants from two established herds which will allow researchers to track the animals’ movements and provide information to establish early warning system for farmers to mitigate human-elephant conflict.

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