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April 27, 2015

Felines in trouble: a Brazilian scenario

Francine SchulzRio Grande do Sul State Sanitation Company Larissa Rosa de OliveiraUniversidade do Vale do Rio dos Sinos Rodrigo Cambará PrintesBrazilian Institute for Biodiversity Conservation

Carnivores, such as large cats, are extremely important to maintain the ecological equilibrium in areas because they guarantee the diversity and resiliency of ecosystems. As predators, large cats can help control herbivore populations. Also, large cats usually leave behind a great part of their prey for several reasons, including providing food for scavenger and decomposer [&he ...
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