elephants http://wyomingpublicmedia.org en Elephants in South Africa http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/elephants-south-africa <p>The idea for this story came about when I was reporting on efforts to develop a contraceptive for male coyotes. One of scientists I interviewed, a professor of zoology and physiology at the University of Wyoming, mentioned that wildlife managers in many game reserves in South Africa are using birth control to manage burgeoning elephant populations.</p> Fri, 07 Jun 2013 22:44:25 +0000 Willow Belden 41989 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Elephants in South Africa South Africans strive to limit damage to landscape as elephant populations grow http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/south-africans-strive-limit-damage-landscape-elephant-populations-grow <p>We’ve reported frequently on efforts to control wildlife numbers in Wyoming, through hunting, contraception, and other means. In southern Africa, wildlife managers face similar challenges, with elephants. In some parts of Africa, elephants are threatened by poaching, but in South Africa they’re flourishing. Some wildlife reserves say they’re multiplying too fast, but others say controlling their numbers is the wrong solution. Wyoming Public Radio’s Willow Belden traveled to South Africa and filed this report.</p> Fri, 07 Jun 2013 21:41:08 +0000 Willow Belden 41977 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org South Africans strive to limit damage to landscape as elephant populations grow