Forest Elephants’ Services Represent A “Nature-Based Solution”
Lately, carbon capture and storage (CSS) technology has proven to be an expensive and ineffective endeavour. The technology aims to replicate how our oceans, vegetation, soil, and rocks naturally absorb and store carbon, which is commonly referred to as ‘nature-based solutions’.
The carbon capture services of African Forest Elephants is a perfect example of a nature-based solution, which, according to the latest IPCC report, represents a “crucial tool” to tackle climate change. "We're not going to get to carbon neutrality if we don't invest in nature-based solutions," Berzaghi said.
Sadly, African Forest Elephants are Critically Endangered due to poaching and deforestation. A couple of hundred thousand forest elephants were lost between 2002-2013 alone.