Enabling Elephant Movement in Sabah: Wildlife Corridors Reconnect Fragmented Habitat

In the past four decades, 60% of elephant habitat in Sabah, Malaysia has been lost to large-scale plantation development resulting from insufficient land-use planning. Because of this, most elephants in this region are now often found within these plantations or moving through them to reach adjacent forest reserves, leading to human-wildlife conflict. WWF collaborates with plantation owners, government, and other stakeholders to create wildlife corridors, reconnecting patches of forest that have been disconnected by oil palm and other plantations, enabling safe passage for elephants and other wildlife while also reducing instances of human-wildlife conflict.