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Hexbyte Glen Cove Studies detail impact of mammal species decline in Neotropics

Group led by Brazilian ecologist shows defaunation wiped out 40% of the ecosystem services provided or supported by mammals, such as ecotourism, disease control and soil formation. Large-bodied mammals are disappearing fastest (Brachtyeles arachnoides). Credit: ICMBio Mammal defaunation—the loss of mammals to extinction, extirpation and population decline—in the Neotropics and its adverse effects is...

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