The management of South Africa's elephants is a lightning-rod for a whole range of associated values-based policy issues pertaining to the elephant in South Africa. Elephant Management aims to pave the way to better resolution of these controversial issues. This illustrated and comprehenseive work explores a range of topics: synthesizing, evaluating and summarizing knowledge on the biology and ecology of elephants; elephant effects on trees, other herbivores, birds and ecosystem function; management techniques; and social, economic and ethical implications of various management options. It contains contributions from an expert author team comprised of many of the world’s leading specialists, including biologists, environmentalists, ethicists, economists and lawyers. Elephant Management is the first book of its kind, and topical both nationally and internationally. The research has been thoroughly peer-, stakeholder- and publicly reviewed. The anticipated readership is broad, including not only conservation policymakers and practitioners in South Africa and Africa, but also postgraduate students in many parts of the world, researchers and academics, conservation NGOs, interested stakeholders and members of the public. The book is likely to become required reading for university courses.