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Posted on 2015-03-23

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Ecological Importance of Carnivores

Keystone carnivore species play a vital role in maintaining ecology integrity and preserving species diversity by regulating prey species, influencing behavior of other predators and prey, and exerting a top-down influence on natural systems. The disappearance of keystone species triggers the loss of other species and the intricate connections among the remaining residents begin to unravel.
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