Wildlife overflow enriches biodiversity beyond park boundaries

24 Aug 2023
An elephant behind shrubbery
A Borneo pygmy elephant. Image: Adobe

New research has discovered the power of large national parks to not only enhance bird diversity inside their borders but boost mammal diversity in nearby unprotected areas.

The University of Queensland’s Dr Matthew Luskin said the study, which involved using more than 2,000 cameras and bird surveys across Southeast Asia, reveals for the first time the benefit of expanding protected land areas around the globe beyond park boundaries.

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