Extinction of World’s Largest Herbivores May Lead to Empty Landscapes, Say Researchers

According to a new study led by Prof William Ripple of Oregon State University, many populations of large plant-eaters such as elephants, bison, rhinoceroses, zebras, camels and tapirs are diminishing or threatened with extinction in grasslands, savannahs, deserts and forests. Prof Ripple and co-authors focused on 74 large herbivore species with mean adult body masses [...] —> Read More