Surprising habitat: camera traps reveal high levels of mammal diversity in oil palm plantations

After more than four and a half years of camera trap footage, the results are encouraging: 36 mammal species, of which more than half are legally protected, are prospering in this most surprising of spots: an oil palm plantation in the province of…

Source: news.mongabay.com

The sacred groves concept of our African forebears at last vindicated. Leaving extensive patches of primal forests within cultivated acreages and settlements conserves the habitats of other members of the ecological community. Plantations which maintain a mosaic of virgin wilderness might be promoting the welfare of the entire ecological pyramid….

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