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Think war is bad? Elephants agree

War wreaks havoc on local communities—and, as it turns out, on populations of wild animals. In Africa, even a single year of conflict is enough to trigger a decline in elephants, giraffes, zebras, and other large animals, The Atlantic reports. Scientists figured that out by looking at conflicts across the continent dating back to 1946 and tying them to information about how many animals were in nearby protected areas. The work, published by Nature, adds to the growing list of problems facing Africa’s wildlife.  

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