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Cry wolf? Large Carnivore Decline Puts Humans at Risk, Study Says

posted Jan 17, 2014, 6:43 PM by chloe owens

1/9/14, by John Roach, NBC News

Cry wolf? Large carnivore decline puts humans at risk, study says

…While Jarrett is bitter about having to live with wolves, such coexistence is increasingly necessary if the world hopes to reverse a downward spiral of its largest carnivores such as wolves…As the carnivores decline, ecosystems and food chains that humans depend on for survival are unraveling and, in many cases, adding to the economic woes of everyone from farmers to ecotourism companies. “We should be thinking of ourselves in the end because if enough important species go extinct and we lose enough ecosystem services and economic services, then humanity will suffer…”