Humans have an innate fear of large predators, and with good reason. Nobody wants to be a shark or a lion’s next meal.
But new research in the journal Science shows that our inability to live with these animals is putting their survival in great danger, and doing untold damage to the environment.
Through modifying the habitats of large predators or killing predators more directly, we are greatly compromising the ecosystems that they help to keep in balance — free of charge. In turn this environmental degradation creates many problems that have severe consequences for humans.
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