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Contact: Ola Olsson
Lund University

A Male Drill (Mandrillus leucophaeus)

Caption: Hunting for meat in the African rainforests has halved the number of primates. However, the hunting also has other negative consequences. The decline in the number of primates causes a reduction in the dispersal of seed by the primates, and this leads to a reduction in the numbers of important fruit trees and changes to the rainforest. This has been shown in new research from Lund University in Sweden.

Credit: Photographer: Ola Olsson

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