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Elephants & Biodiversity - How are they related?

Elephants & Biodiversity - How are they related?
Elephants & Biodiversity - How are they related?

  • Start Date :October 4, 2021

  • End Date :October 4, 2021

  • Time : 12:00 am to 12:00 am


Event Description

Monday, Oct 4th, is #WorldAnimalDay. We are pleased to be able to take part in a day that recognizes ALL animals.
It is a perfect opportunity to commemorate and highlight your favourite animal and its importance in the world. It unites the animal welfare movement and helps transform the betterment of animals' lives into a global force for change.
So what can you do for World Animal Day?
#Educate yourself. #DYK wildlife is becoming a limited resource? Over 1 million species are at risk of extinction due to poaching, illegal trade, and biodiversity decimation. Become an #ambassador for elephants at
#Teachers, teach your students how elephants help mitigate #ClimateChange, how they help #ecosystems to function, and how they are the craftsmen of #biodiversity. Lesson Plan 4 – One Mouthful At A Time: How Forest Elephants Fight Climate Change
How do elephants contribute to biodiversity?
Elephants help maintain forest and savanna ecosystems for other species and are integrally tied to rich biodiversity. Elephants are important ecosystem engineers. They make pathways in densely forested habitats that allow passage for other animals. Elephant herds that dwell in forests also help sequester more atmospheric CO2. They do so by feeding on fast-growing plants in more open spaces, which facilitates the spread of slow-growing trees with higher wood density. These latter plants are better at sequestering carbon from the air. After a forest elephant eats, they leave dung that is full of seeds from the many plants they have ingested. When this dung is deposited the seeds are sown and grow into new grasses, bushes, and trees, boosting the health of the savannah ecosystem. They are truly climate change mitigators! 
#DYK humanity is responsible for a decrease in animal populations worldwide of 68% in the past 50 years? #DYK African elephant species are endangered and critically endangered and recently placed on the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red list?  Biodiversity has become the number one concern facing the global community. Loss of wildlife affects ecosystems we all rely on to keep us healthy.
Watch the video as Elephanatics student volunteers deliver a presentation on the importance of keeping our biodiversity intact and how elephants are big players in the process!

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Organised by

Fran Duthie

Listed in Event Continent: Americas