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Natural Sciences

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Brenda Young


The Borneo pygmy elephant (Elephas maximus borneensis) is an endangered subspecies of the Asian Elephant. It differs both physically and behaviorally from other Asian elephants. The Borneo pygmy elephant is found in Malaysia and Borneo. Only 1,000-1,600 of the individuals remain due to habitat loss for oil palm plantations and human-elephant conflicts. Several conservation plans exist which target the protection of migratory paths for the elephants and identify where palm oil plantations may be established. This poster will evaluate these existing plans and propose additional strategies to aid in the conservation efforts for the Borneo pygmy elephant.