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    Saving Wild Places Triggers Unknown Consequencesi
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    Rosanne Skirble
    March 08, 2016 9:35 PM
    Many scientists say the Earth is in the midst of its sixth mass extinction. They blame the soaring rate of species loss on global climate change, pollution and habitat loss. In response, some conservationists say introducing new plants and animals or re-introducing old ones will slow the trend. Others fear such "rewilding efforts" will harm the environment in unintended ways. VOA’s Rosanne Skirble reports.

    Saving Wild Places Triggers Unknown Consequences

    Rosanne Skirble

    Published March 08, 2016

    Many scientists say the Earth is in the midst of its sixth mass extinction. They blame the soaring rate of species loss on global climate change, pollution and habitat loss. In response, some conservationists say introducing new plants and animals or re-introducing old ones will slow the trend. Others fear such "rewilding efforts" will harm the environment in unintended ways. VOA’s Rosanne Skirble reports.


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