Wednesday, 19 November 2014

As elephants go, so go the trees

Date:
November 18, 2014

Source:
University of Florida

Summary:
Overhunting has been disastrous for elephants, but their forest habitats have also been caught in the crossfire. A first-of-its-kind study shows that the dramatic loss of elephants, which disperse seeds after eating vegetation, is leading to the local extinction of a dominant tree species, with likely cascading effects for other forest life.


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