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Articles & Reports

Click on the files or links below to download or go to a selection of articles and reports co-written or co-edited by members of STEP.

Elephant Demography

Tanzanian Elephant Management Plan
Tanzanian Elephant Management Plan

Includes assessment of demography and status of six elephant populations, including Ruaha and Selous.

TAWIRI, 2011

13.1 MiB

Ivory Trade and Poaching Crisis

Irrelevant, Illogical, and Illegal – 24 Experts Respond to Arguments Supporting Legalization of the Ivory TradeNational Geographic, October 2014

Walking the International Talk to Help ElephantsNational Geographic, May 2014

Elephant Declines Vastly Underestimated. National Geographic, December 2013

The Future of Africa’s Elephants: Out with Arguments Old, In with Choices Bold. National Geographic, September 2013

RECOGNITION AND TACKLING OF THE CURRENT ELEPHANT POACHING CRISIS IN TANZANIAReport and Presentation to The Parliamentary Committee Of Land, Natural Resources And Environment, Tanzanian Parliament, Dodoma, April 2013

Elephants, Ivory and Trade
395.1 KiB

Wildlife Corridors

Ten Lessons For The Conservation Of African Savannah Ecosystems
Ten Lessons For The Conservation Of African Savannah Ecosystems

Includes section on wildlife corridors.

Biological Conservation, 2013

277.0 KiB
Wildlife Corridors In The Udzungwa Mountains
Wildlife Corridors In The Udzungwa Mountains

Short summary paper.

Ecological Restoration, 2012

761.2 KiB
Vanishing Wildlife Corridors And Options For Restoration
Vanishing Wildlife Corridors And Options For Restoration

Update on Udzungwa-Selous connectivity and recommendations.

Tropical Conservation Science, 2012

1.0 MiB
Wildlife Corridors In Tanzania
Wildlife Corridors In Tanzania

National report documenting 31 remaining corridors. See also website: http://tzwildlifecorridors.org/

TAWIRI, 2009

4.3 MiB
Ecological Connectivity In Southern Tanzania
Ecological Connectivity In Southern Tanzania

TAWIRI Conference Proceedings, 2007

528.2 KiB
Vanishing Corridors
Vanishing Corridors

Unpublished report from 2007 on Selous-Udzungwa connectivity.

Unpublished, 2007

663.8 KiB

Human-Elephant Conflict

Ruaha HEC Assessment STEP WC Full Report
Ruaha HEC Assessment STEP WC Full Report

Full-length report on a 2015-2016 survey of human-elephant interactions along the boundary of Ruaha National Park

Technical Report

4.7 MiB
Ruaha HEC Summary Report 2016 SWAHILI
Ruaha HEC Summary Report 2016 SWAHILI

Tathmini ya mahusiano baina ya watu na tembo, ushoroba za tembo, na mitazamo ya jamii katika vijiji vinavyopakana na Hifadhi ya Taifa ya Ruaha.

Ripoti ya Kiufundi

1.1 MiB
Ruaha HEC Summary Report 2016 ENGLISH
Ruaha HEC Summary Report 2016 ENGLISH

Report summarizing a 2015-2016 survey of human-elephant interactions along the southern boundary of Ruaha National Park.

Technical Report

1.1 MiB
Rebuilding A Bond
Rebuilding A Bond

On STEP's coexistence project in the Udzungwas.

Africa Geographic, 2012

317.2 KiB

Udzungwa Mountains: Elephants in montane forest

Mountain Elephants
Mountain Elephants

Short article on Udzungwa elephants.

Africa Geographic 2012

218.5 KiB
Savanna Elephants In Montane Forest
Savanna Elephants In Montane Forest

TAWIRI Conference Proceedings, 2009

368.9 KiB

Udzungwa Mountains: New and Endangered species

Abbotts In Udzungwa
Abbotts In Udzungwa

Note revealing new populations of Endangered Abbott's duiker.

Oryx, 2012

50.5 KiB
Udzungwa Primates Review
Udzungwa Primates Review

Ecology and conservation status of all Udzungwa's endangered primates.

Journal of Anthropological Sciences, 2009

2.0 MiB
Kinyongia Magomberae
Kinyongia Magomberae

New species of chameleon.

African Journal of Herpetology, 2009

2.2 MiB
Kipunji Census
Kipunji Census

The first comprehensive assessment of the Critically Endangered kipunji.

Oryx, 2008

337.2 KiB
Grey-faced Sengi
Grey-faced Sengi

New species of elephant-shrew.

Journal of Zoology, 2008

473.0 KiB
Highland Mangabey
Highland Mangabey

The original paper describing new monkey species (later renamed kipunji).

Science, 2005

234.5 KiB