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Study documents staggering loss of wildlife following Amazon 'Rubber Boom'

(Oregon State University) Researchers for the first time have documented the killing of millions of animals in Brazil's Amazon Basin for their hides following the collapse of the Rubber Boom in the 20th century, causing the collapse of some aquatic species. Yet despite the harvest of many terrestrial animals, most land-based species appear to have survived the carnage. Results of the study are being published this week in the journal Science Advances.
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