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Conserving Threatened Species Despite Habitat Fragmentation

Epoch Times: Plant species spread by birds may need a helping hand from humans due to fragmentation of forest habitats, according to a new study published in the April edition of the journal Ecology. Deforestation creates forest fragments that can be separated by large tracts of inhospitable land. Some birds help to propagate certain plants by eating seeds and defecating them at a distance from the parent plant. However, if the seeds land in an area that does not promote growth, long-distance dispersal of...