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Global Left Midweek - February 6, 2019

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When Large Birds Disappear, Rainforests Suffer

Rachel Nuwer Smithsonian Magazine
By the time people realized there was value in keeping the forest around, nearly 90 percent of it had been lost. Much of what remains today occurs in isolated, random pockets. For those smaller jungle patches the choices long-dead humans made may lead to complete collapse of some of the world’s most diverse sections of rainforest. Like a real-life game of Jenga, birds could prove to be the key piece that causes the entire jungle system to fall down.
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