The Assessment was published in 2008 by Wits University Press. 'Elephant Management: A Scientific Assessment for South Africa' is the first of its kind, and as such will be of interest to a broad range of readers, including not only conservation policymakers and practitioners in South Africa and Africa, but also postgraduate students in many parts of the world, researchers and academics, conservation NGOs, interested stakeholders, and members of the public.
The Scientific Assessment of Elephant Management in South Africa was one step in a greater elephant management programme. The way forward is to implement the best practices identified by the assessment, conduct focused research on the many gaps revealed, and iteratively learn from successes and failures, in the best tradition of adaptive management. South Africa has a proud tradition of excellent conservation management, but also an emerging tradition of consultative and participatory decision-making. Wise management of elephant populations will require those strengths to work together, as they did in undertaking the assessment.
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[Author names - full list, not et al.] (2008) [Name of chapter] In: RJ Scholes and KG Mennell (eds) Elephant Management: A Scientific Assessment of South Africa. Witwatersrand University Press, Johannesburg.