An Elephant out of the Box

Driscoll, Don
May 2012
Australasian Science;May2012, Vol. 33 Issue 4, p46
The article explores possible efficiency of introducing elephants to Australia to control gamba grass in problematic regions. It describes the critical points offered by David Bowman of the University of Tasmania when he proposed the idea, citing the severe degradation of Australian ecosystems due to invasive plants. Although the extermination of gamba grass would improve grasslands, the cattle industry remains opposed to the suggestion. Concerns regarding elephant management are also noted.


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