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Forest Elephant Crisis in the Congo Basin

  • Stephen Blake mail,

    To whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: sblake@uuplus.com

    Affiliations: Africa Program, Wildlife Conservation Society, Bronx, New York, United States of America, Department of Geography, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Samantha Strindberg,

    Affiliation: Africa Program, Wildlife Conservation Society, Bronx, New York, United States of America

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  • Patrick Boudjan,

    Affiliation: Africa Program, Wildlife Conservation Society, Bronx, New York, United States of America

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  • Calixte Makombo,

    Affiliation: Africa Program, Wildlife Conservation Society, Bronx, New York, United States of America

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  • Inogwabini Bila-Isia,

    Affiliation: Africa Program, Wildlife Conservation Society, Bronx, New York, United States of America

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  • Omari Ilambu,

    Affiliation: Africa Program, Wildlife Conservation Society, Bronx, New York, United States of America

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  • Falk Grossmann,

    Affiliation: Africa Program, Wildlife Conservation Society, Bronx, New York, United States of America

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  • Lambert Bene-Bene,

    Affiliation: World Wildlife Fund–Cameroon, Yaoundé, Cameroon

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  • Bruno de Semboli,

    Affiliation: World Wildlife Fund–Dzanga-Sangha, Bangui, Central African Republic

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  • Valentin Mbenzo,

    Affiliation: Africa Program, Wildlife Conservation Society, Bronx, New York, United States of America

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  • Dino S'hwa,

    Affiliation: Africa Program, Wildlife Conservation Society, Bronx, New York, United States of America

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  • Rosine Bayogo,

    Affiliation: Bangassou Forest Project, Canadian Center for International Studies and Cooperation, Bangui, Central African Republic

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  • Liz Williamson,

    Affiliation: Africa Program, Wildlife Conservation Society, Bronx, New York, United States of America

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  • Mike Fay,

    Affiliation: Africa Program, Wildlife Conservation Society, Bronx, New York, United States of America

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  • John Hart,

    Affiliation: Africa Program, Wildlife Conservation Society, Bronx, New York, United States of America

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  • Fiona Maisels

    Affiliation: Africa Program, Wildlife Conservation Society, Bronx, New York, United States of America

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  • Published: April 03, 2007
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pbio.0050111

About the Authors

Stephen Blake, Samantha Strindberg, Patrick Boudjan, Calixte Makombo, Inogwabini Bila-Isia, Omari Ilambu, Falk Grossmann, Valentin Mbenzo, Dino S'hwa, Liz Williamson, Mike Fay, John Hart, Fiona Maisels
Africa Program, Wildlife Conservation Society, Bronx, New York, United States of America
Stephen Blake
Department of Geography, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland, United States of America
Lambert Bene-Bene
World Wildlife Fund–Cameroon, Yaoundé, Cameroon
Bruno de Semboli
World Wildlife Fund–Dzanga-Sangha, Bangui, Central African Republic
Rosine Bayogo
Bangassou Forest Project, Canadian Center for International Studies and Cooperation, Bangui, Central African Republic

Corresponding Author

Email: sblake@uuplus.com

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

SB, SS, MF, and JH conceived and designed the experiments. PB, CM, IBI, OI, FG, LBB, BdS, VM, DS, RB, LW, MF, and FM performed the experiments. SB and SS analyzed the data and wrote the paper.