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bos2Big, non-native mammal invaders: not a problem, but a solution.

By Brandon Keim – Anthropocene Magazine – August 23, 2017
Even as native populations of large-bodied herbivores fall at alarming rates, others of their kind are thriving in new locales — yet they’re often regarded as unwelcome aliens, a source of environmental catastrophe. It’s a strange dichotomy, say some ecologists, and one that’s blinded people to the potential importance of these so-called invaders. Rather than a problem, these introduced megafauna — such as wild horses and donkeys in North America, or dromedary camels and wild cattle in Australia — may restore a richness that’s largely vanished from our landscapes. For full article, click here.

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