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Extinction Means Less Mammal Poop To Fertilize The Earth

… fecal matter that fertilizes naturally barren areas. The loss of these fertilized ecosystems could in turn hurt humans. The researchers pointed out that restoring whale populations could increase the ocean’s ability to absorb carbon dioxide and help reduce global warming. To continue reading this article, please click on the link below: Source: Extinction Means Less Mammal Poop To Fertilize The Earth : Science : Headlines & Global News …

Big animals’ extinction forever alters environment, study shows

By Peter Fimrite | Ocober 27, 2015 Extinctions of large animals — a fate that could soon befallelephants and rhinoceroses — have a cascade effect on local ecosystems, including Northern California, where many smaller animals and plants died off after mammoths were wiped out, a team of scientists has discovered. The size of elephants, wildebeests and other big plant-eaters makes them not only impressive and fascinating but also vital to the many species that live with and depend on …

UWA to restock wildlife reserves with black rhinoceros

… Wildlife and Antiquities said that the country has embarked on the formulation and implementation of species-specific national conservation plans for rare, threatened, endemic, endangered and extinct species. Some of these strategies include the Shoebil and the Crested Crane Action Plan. She pointed out that last year the cabinet approved the Uganda Wildlife Policy, to sustainably manage and develop wildlife resources and healthy ecosystems in Uganda. Mutagamba noted that although the tourism …

Cost-effective conservation helps species bounce back

From phys.org | July 8, 2015 Researchers have developed a way to help ecosystems bounce back after human disturbances such as shipping, oil exploration or fishing, and have applied it to a coral reef fish species. The method helps conservation managers create a cost-effective plan to bring species back from the brink of extinction in a local area, by building connections with the same species in nearby locations. “The world is subject to nasty surprises, and this work for the first time …

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