Protect forest elephants to conserve ecosystems, not DNA

New research has found that forest elephant populations across Central Africa are genetically quite similar to one another. Conserving this critically endangered species across its range is crucial to preserving local plant diversity in Central and West African Afrotropical forests -- meaning conservationists could save many species by protecting one.

Science Daily

Last updated on 07 May 2018

Type: 
Media Watch
Region: 
Africa
Threats: 
Habitat loss and degradation
CMS tags: 
forest conservation