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Understanding Caribbean mammal extinctions of the past spurs renewed focus on conservation


August 23, 2017

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A Johns Hopkins paleontologist and her collaborative team of scientists report they have clear evidence that the arrival of humans and subsequent human activity throughout the islands of the Caribbean were likely the primary causes of the extinction of native mammal species there. The evidence, they say, highlights the need for urgent human intervention to protect the native mammal species still inhabiting the region.Full Story

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Johns Hopkins Medicine

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