How Southern Africa’s Elephants Bounced Back

From Tanzania southward, populations have rebounded, thanks in large part to “buffer” zones that connect more protected areas.

Credit: Rudi van Aarde

Learn more about elephants role as ecosystem engineers.

Veronika Perková is a freelance environmental journalist and copywriter, host of Nature Solutionaries podcast, and author of the guidebook: Ask Great Questions, Get Great Answers. She is also a lecturer and wildlife illustrator.

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