Using our 45 years of data, Pierre Massat from Mavtromatika designed a beautiful visualization showing the development of the Amboseli study population. Families have increased in size over time. The population as a whole has also grown, making Amboseli a unique model of a healthy population. Thanks to community support for elephants, Amboseli escaped the large scale poaching of the 1980s, 1990s. The current crisis has reduced elephant numbers by a third across the continent, and caused some populations to crash by 60%. In Amboseli, our challenges are to promote coexistence between increasing numbers of humans and elephants and keep a healthy ecosystem for all. We use our long-term data and baseline population to help inform management decisions for elephants elsewhere.
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