Hippos help African lakes breathe

UAntwerp biologists find evidence that dwindling hippo numbers could lead to food crisis.

Hippopotamus droppings play an important role in the ecosystems of African lakes and rivers. Because of a sharp decline in the number of hippos, these ecosystems are now being jeopardised. “In the long run, this could lead to food shortages around Lake Victoria,” say biologists at UAntwerp.

Link: www.uantwerpen.be/en­/research-groups/ecobe/research/research-projects/hippos-africa/

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