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Edge Effects and The Extinction of Populations Inside Protected Areas Rosie Woodroffe* and Joshua R. Ginsberg Science Magazine Vol 280 Pg. 2126-2128
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Extinction of large carnivores is hard to follow due to the fact that steady decline of population is difficult to study. This is all because of the fact that large carnivores do not live in tight large communities. So the issue that is being discussed in this article is; in a contained protective environment that is meant to prevent the extinction of the endangered species that live in it, what causes extinction of the larger carnivores, and is there a correlation between the distances they live from the border with humans? In order to answer this question the scientists that researched this compiled data on ten species of large carnivores that are under protection. For all of the species that were chosen, the scientists chose a specific geographic location within the species’ historic range in which there was a suitable habitat for that species. The species included
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