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By: Carrie Bebermeyer
From: Phys

Elephant extinction will raise carbon dioxide levels in atmosphere

One of the last remaining megaherbivores, forest elephants shape their environment by serving as seed dispersers and forest bulldozers as they eat over a hundred species of fruit, trample bushes, knock over trees and create trails and clearings. Their ecological impact also affects tree populations and carbon levels in the forest, researchers report, with significant implications for climate and conservation policies.

Read more: https://phys.org/news/2019-07-elephant-extinction-carbon-dioxide-atmosphere.html

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