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Ecology: Rats and cats drive extinctions

Non-native predatory mammals such as cats and rats can wreak havoc on native animal populations, especially on islands.Tim Doherty of Deakin University in Melbourne, Australia, and his colleagues studied the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List of threatened species. They found
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