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Besides this, EWB surveys wildlife populations in Botswana, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Namibia, and Angola, and recently just concluded the Great Elephant Census, which counted all of the African elephants left in the elephant range. Asner GP, Rudel TK, Aide TM, Defries R, Emerson R. They are right to say that the human impact on the planet is enormous and irreversible. Sclerophyll forest are generally dominated by plants that have hard leaves adapted to drought and are fire tolerant (i.e. can re-sprout after fire, or have hard-coated or hard-capsuled seeds that can survive fire).

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