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Conservationists want to introduce elephants into Europe - here's why

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"This massive loss of megaherbivores in such a relatively short period has had effects on vegetation that we can still see today." Image: REUTERS/David W Cerny

Harry Wells
Research Ecologist, University of Leeds
Nora Ward
Lecturer in Philosophy, National University of Ireland Galway
Ramiro D. Crego
Postdoctoral Researcher, National Zoo and Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute
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