'Carnivore Cleansing' is Damaging Ecosystems, Scientists Warn

We all know that nature is highly interconnected. That is why "carnivore cleansing" is damaging the ecosystem balance (vegetation and animals).

Disruption of large carnivore populations had led to crop damage, altered stream structures, and changes to the abundance and diversity of birds, mammals, reptiles and invertebrates, said the scientists.

Good news is that ecosystem restoration can occur when carnivores are returned to their former habitats (e.g. wolves in Yellowstone)

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[Image credit Dying Lioness - Assyrian Collection]