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Size Matters: Forest Elephants Important For Ecosystems And Humans In West Central Africa

Size Matters: Forest Elephants Important For Ecosystems And Humans In West Central Africa

A new review paper finds that the loss of Africa‚Äôs forest elephants has broad impacts on their ecosystems, including hitting several tall tree species, which play a key role in sequestering carbon dioxide. Forest elephants disperse large seeds, keep the forest canopy open, and spread rare nutrients across the forest, benefiting numerous species across the…