27 May '11, 2am

Why top predators matter #tigers #lions #wolves

Why top predators matter #tigers #lions #wolves

Why top predators matter: an in-depth look at new research Jeremy Hance mongabay.com February 02, 2010 Three recent studies reveal just how important top predators are to their ecosystems. Few species have faced such vitriolic hatred from humans as the world's top predators. Considered by many as pests—often as dangerous—they have been gunned down, poisoned, speared, 'finned', and decimated across their habitats. Even where large areas of habitat are protected, the one thing that is often missing are top predators. However, new research over the past few decades is showing just how vital these predators are to ecosystems. Biologists have long known that predators control populations of prey animals, but new studies show that they may do much more. From controlling smaller predators to protecting river banks from erosion to providing nutrient hotspots, it appears that top p...

Full article: http://news.mongabay.com/2010/0202-hance_toppredators.html

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