Mega fauna like tigers and elephants are critical ambassadors for conserving all biodiversity

16 March 2017

A group of 43 scientists in a new study have highlighted that conservation of large mammals (megafauna) does not come at the cost of biodiversity conservation, but rather complements it, a statement said on Tuesday.

A public declaration made last year by the same scientists had called for a global plan to prevent the world's large mammals from slipping into oblivion.

This led to debates among scientists on whether a focus on megafauna conservation would ignore other forms of biodiversity.

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