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UK and Gabonese experts lead research into impact of climate change on rainforest elephants

UK and Gabonese experts lead research into impact of climate change on rainforest elephants

Experts from the University of Stirling, working closely with the Government of Gabon, have led an international study into the impact of climate change on Central Africa’s rainforests and the threat posed to elephant populations in the region. Dr Emma Bush and Dr Robin Whytock, of the Faculty of Natural Sciences, along with Professors Kate…

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…