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Old Trees Play a Role in Protecting Endangered Species

Old trees in forests protect endangered species. Preserving them will protect biodiversity.

This article has been translated using AI. See Original .

By
TATANG MULYANA SINAGA
· 3 minutes read
Residents of Sira Village in Saifi District, South Sorong Regency, West Papua, March 2017.
KOMPAS/ICHWAN SUSANTO

Residents of Sira Village in Saifi District, South Sorong Regency, West Papua, March 2017.

JAKARTA, KOMPAS - Old trees are often regarded as useless, yet they play a crucial role in conserving other living creatures around them. According to recent research at the University of Barcelona, Spain, old trees in forests help protect endangered species.

Preserving old trees can protect biodiversity in forest ecosystems that are increasingly impacted by climate change. The results of this study report have been published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, April 2024.

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ICHWAN SUSANTO
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