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Preserving large carnivores in ecosystem requires multifaceted approach

Carnivore management is not just a numbers game, Virginia Tech wildlife scientists assert in response to an article in the Jan. 10 issue of the journal Science that urged “minimum population densities be maintained for persistence of large carnivores, biodiversity, and ecosystem structure.” “This type of approach may fail in social carnivore species,” said Kathleen […]

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Don't Just Blame Cats: Dogs Disrupt Wildlife, Too

Though they seem so natural in our homes, cats and dogs are natural predators, too. Most will attack birds, lizards and smaller mammals when given the chance, and scientists have demonstrated how their explosive populations can upset ecosystems. The scourge of domestic cats has been thrown into the spotlight recently. A campaign in New Zealand […]

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