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Wild animals leave DNA on plants, making them easier to track – here’s what scientists found in a Ugandan rainforest

By Patrick Omeja, Senior Research Fellow and Field Director, Makerere University Biological Field Station, Makerere University
The world is losing animals at an alarming rate due to habitat degradation, climate change and illegal human activities in the wildlife protected areas. In fact, it is estimated that, by 2100, more than half of Africa’s bird and mammal species could be lost.

Efforts to conserve biodiversity depend on information about which animals are where. Tracking wildlife is instrumental. Existing tracking methods include…The Conversation

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