A study by John Paulson and colleagues at Duke University found that elephants play an important role in Central Africa’s forests by dispersing seeds and nutrients and trampling foliage. A reduction in elephant populations would leave 96% of Central African forests susceptible to drastic change.
We must ensure that policy makers take action now to support and encourage food consumption and production systems that minimise climate change impacts, deliver food security and good nutrition, and preserve the well‐being of the planet, future generations and the animals.
For many years as a meat eater, I knew my diet did not correspond with…
New evidence suggests that human civilization predated rainforest in the Amazon, and may even have played a role in creating it. What does this mean for conservation efforts in the Amazon today?