RSS Loss of Large Predators Has Caused Widespread Disruption of Ecosystems

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    Conservation efforts are usually aimed at the preservation of habitat and the organisms that form the foundation of the food pyramid because we have a tendency to view ecosystems from the bottom up. However, a recent study published in Science tells us that the preservation of predators plays just as crucial a role. The Scripps Institution of Oceanography has issued a press release describing the top-down effects of apex predators in ecosystems.

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