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Research Papers

Elephant Pepper Development Trust (now Connected Conservation) has published the following papers, manuals and reports based on comprehensive field research and are available as free downloads.

Assessment of the human wildlife conflict mitigation measures being implemented by the Kavango-Zambezi Transfrontier Conservation Area (KAZA TFCA) partner countries.

Author(s): Karidozo, M, La Grange, M & Osborn, F.V.
Publisher: Report to the KAZA TFCA Secretariat (BMZ No.: 2009 66 788 and BMZ No.: 2006 65 646), Kasane, Botswana.
Date: 2016-08-01

Evidence for the effectiveness of an oleo-resin capsicum aerosol as a repellent against wild elephants in Zimbabwe.

Author(s): Osborn, F.V. and Rasmussen L E L.
Publisher: Pachyderm No. 20, 55-64
Date: 1995-01-01

Elephant/Human Conflict Around Maputo Elephant Reserve, Mozambique.

Author(s): Osborn, F.V.
Publisher: Consultancy report for IUCN, Mozambique.
Date: 1998-01-01

Dual season crop damage by elephants in the Eastern Zambezi Valley, Zimbabwe.

Author(s): Parker, G.E. and Osborn, F.V.
Publisher: Pachyderm No. 30, 49-56
Date: 2001-01-01

Human-Wildlife Conflict: Identifying the problem and possible solutions.

Author(s): Hill, C.M., Osborn, F.V. and Plumptre, A.J.
Publisher: Albertine Rift Technical Reports Series Vol. 1. Wildlife Conservation Society. Kampala, Uganda.
Date: 2002-01-01

Community-based methods to reduce crop loss to elephants: experiments in the communal lands of Zimbabwe.

Author(s): Osborn, F.V. & Parker G.E.
Publisher: Pachyderm No. 33, 32-38
Date: 2002-01-01

Elephant-induced change in woody vegetation and its impact on elephant movements out of a protected area in Zimbabwe.

Author(s): Osborn, F.V.
Publisher: Pachyderm No. 33, 50-57
Date: 2002-01-01

Capsicum oleoresin as an elephant repellent; field trails in the communal lands of Zimbabwe.

Author(s): Osborn, F.V.
Publisher: Journal of Wildlife Management 66(3):674-677
Date: 2002-01-01

Elephant/human conflict and community development around the Niassa Reserve, Mozambique.

Author(s): Osborn F.V. & Anstey, S.
Publisher: Consultancy report for WWF/SARPO, Harare Zimbabwe.
Date: 2002-01-01

Report on Field Training and Implementation of community-based crop protection methods, Matchedje Village, Sanga District, Niassa, Mozambique.

Author(s): Parker, G.E. & Anstey, S.G.
Publisher: Consultancy report for WWF/SARPO, Harare Zimbabwe.
Date: 2002-01-01

Elephant/human conflict around the Luangwa National Parks, Zambia.

Author(s): Osborn F.V. & Parker, G.E.
Publisher: Consultancy report for WWF/SARPO, Harare Zimbabwe.
Date: 2002-01-01

Living with elephants II; a manual.

Author(s): Osborn, F.V. & Parker G.E.
Publisher: Elephant Pepper Development Trust
Date: 2002-01-01

Community based problem animal control; proceedings document of a training course, Luangwa, Zambia.

Author(s): Parker, G.E.
Publisher: Elephant Pepper Development Trust
Date: 2003-01-01

Linking two elephant refuges with a corridor in the communal lands of Zimbabwe.

Author(s): Osborn, F.V. & Parker, G.E.
Publisher: African Journal of Ecology, 41, 68-74
Date: 2003-01-01

Towards an integrated approach for reducing the conflict between elephants and people: a review of current research.

Author(s): Osborn, F.V. & Parker G.E.
Publisher: Oryx, Vol. 37 (1)
Date: 2003-01-01

Seasonal influence of rainfall and crops on home-range expansion by bull elephants.

Author(s): Osborn, F.V.
Publisher: Pachyderm No. 35 month-month 2003
Date: 2003-01-01

The concept of home range in relation to elephants in Africa.

Author(s): Osborn, F.V.
Publisher: Pachyderm No. 37 July-December 2004
Date: 2004-01-01

Seasonal variation of feeding patterns and food selection by crop-raiding elephants in Zimbabwe.

Author(s): Osborn, F.V.
Publisher: African Journal of Ecology, 42, 322–327.
Date: 2004-01-01

Habitat selection by bull elephants in Zimbabwe.

Author(s): Osborn, F.V.
Publisher: Pachyderm No. 39 July–December 2005
Date: 2005-07-01

Can bees deter elephants from raiding crops? An experiment in the communal lands of Zimbabwe Pachyderm

Author(s): Karidozo, M. & Osborn, F.V.
Publisher: Pachyderm No. 39 July–December 2005
Date: 2005-07-01

Techniques to reduce crop loss: human and technical dimensions in Africa. In: People and Wildlife: Conflict or Coexistence?

Author(s): Osborn, F.V. & Hill C.M.
Publisher: Editors; R. Woodroffe, S. Thirgood & A. Rabinowitz, Chapter 5. Cambridge University Press.
Date: 2005-01-01

Growing chilli as a means of reducing human-wildlife conflict in Zimbabwe.

Author(s): Parker, G.E. & Osborn, F.V.
Publisher: Oryx, in press.
Date: 2006-01-01