#dyk: elephants help protect forest health by distributing the seeds from trees. because they roam over such great distances, elephants play a key role in spreading tree seedlings far and wide. scientists have documented lower tree diversity in forests that have lost elephants, meaning a less healthy and resilience forest. keeping forests healthy ensures they will continue to store carbon in their trunks, roots and soils, which in turn helps reduce the impacts of #climatechange.
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