Why did the elephant cross the road? In Malaysia they are trying to find the answer.
From Elizabeth Cass
As economic development forges ahead in Peninsular Malaysia so do the dangers to the country’s wildlife. Roads like the East-West Highway in the north of Peninsular Malaysia can pose huge challenges for landscape connectivity and the movement of wildlife. Research on how this road affects elephant movements has led to calls from a team of wildlife conservationists at the University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus (UNMC) and other partner institutions to avoid any further expansion of this road. They also want to see a reduction in and the enforcement of speed limits as well as considering a limit on traffic volumes at night. Their research has been published in the academic journal Biological Conservation.