Asian elephants may lose up to 42 percent of suitable habitats in India and Nepal

Asian elephants may lose up to 42 percent of suitable habitats in India and Nepal

Protecting and expanding suitable habitats for wildlife is key to the conservation of endangered species, but owing to climate and land use change the ideal habitats of today may not be fitting in 30 or 50 years. An international team of scientists therefore predicted range shifts of Asian elephants in India and Nepal using species distribution models based on distribution data for the elephants and climate projections.

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