Environmental Protection

Both elephants and dung beetles are important ecosystem engineers.

Elephants are a vital part of the savannah ecosystem and can have a major impact on the landscape of reserves and parks. To better understand how elephants affect their environment, RHCRU supports research aimed at determining factors influencing wild elephants’ feed choices (i.e. plant types, plant heights, season), determining the carrying capacity of land, and determining the effects of different feedstuffs on animal behavior.