Australia is now overrun with damaging African gamba grass that exacerbate wildfires. Almost impossible to eradicate without copious amounts of equally damaging chemical pesticides, these invasive plants may require fresh thinking, says Professor David Bowman, a professor of environmental change biology at the University of Tasmania. His solution: Bring in African elephants, zebra, or rhinoceros to control these species. This approach could also help ensure there are multiple populations of increasingly rare elephants and rhinos, which are still hunted across Africa.
Elephants and Rhinos Could Help Extinguish Australia's Wildfires
Posted on June 28, 2012
Very interesting and important ways to think about conesrving resources. And how human greed can get in the way.
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