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Over-hunting’s surprising connection to global warming [Mongabay]

par Frédéric Magné - publié le

We know that deforestation threats like timber extraction and wildfires are bad for the stability of the global climate because they cause massive amounts of carbon stored in forests to enter the atmosphere.
Now research shows that there is also a climate cost to hunting wildlife species to extinction in the world’s tropical forests, which are estimated to store as much as 460 billion metric tons of carbon.

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