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60 Percent Of Large Herbivores May Go Extinct Thanks To Humans

The Huffington Post, May 4, 2015: "I was surprised by the fact that so many of these large animals were consider threatened," Bill Ripple, a professor at Oregon State's College of Forestry, told The Huffington Post. "Most of the very large herbivores have already been wiped out in developed countries."

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When Have Wolves Made A 'Recovery?' It Depends On Your Definition

OPB's EarthFix, May 2, 2015.

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Global decline of large herbivores may lead to an “empty landscape,” scientists say

May 1, 2015. An international team of wildlife ecologists led by William Ripple, Oregon State University distinguished professor in the College of Forestry, conducted a comprehensive analysis of data on the world’s largest herbivores (more than 100 kilograms, or 220 pounds, on average), including endangerment status, key threats and ecological consequences of population decline. They published their observations in Science Advances, the open-access online journal of Science magazine.

When the wolves return to Western Oregon

Statesman Journal, Mar. 14, 2015.

Cattle damage to riverbanks can be undone

ScienceDaily, Feb. 19, 2015

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Cattle damage to riverbanks can be undone

EurekAlert! Feb. 19, 2015

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Bring Back the Wolf—Everywhere

TakePart.com, June 20, 2014

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Reintroducing Wolves is Only Effective at Large Scales

ConservationMagazine.org, June 16, 2014

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Animal trapping records reveal strong wolf effect across North America

OSU Press Release, June 16, 2014

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