HUMAN–WILDLIFE COEXISTENCE

Supersizing sustainability in savannas

Increasing pressure for communities to conserve wildlife in mixtures with livestock faces scepticism about whether such management is sustainable. The study by Sitters et al. shows that wildlife–livestock coexistence may be sustainable, but only if megaherbivores are included.

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Fig. 1: Illustration of the savanna nitrogen pump, as implied by the results of Sitters and colleagues.

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Ritchie, M.E. Supersizing sustainability in savannas. Nat Sustain 3, 348–349 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41893-020-0494-9

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