Table of Contents: October 2003

The cover shows native Borneo elephants, which are now recognized as genetically distinct from other Asian elephants. The Borneo elephants are therefore a high priority for conservation. (See Fernando, et al.)

Image Credit: Photograph kindly provided by Cede Prudente, World Wildlife Fund, Malaysia

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