Extraordinary story in the on Monday ICYMI, reporting that forest elephants help beat the effects of the .
Researchers the story quotes found that forest elephants tend to knock down smaller trees, leaving the larger ones that store more carbon standing.
"Should forest elephants disappear, scientists estimated, Central Africa’s rain forest will lose about three billion tons of carbon — the equivalent of France’s total CO2 emissions for 27 years," the story says.
Google it to find it - we can't share the link here - the story was by and headlined The Thick Grey Line.
And yes we know the photo shows savannah not forest elephants. We're all out of images of forest elephants
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