Huge Owls Need Huge Trees

A study spearheaded by the Wildlife Conservation Society and the University of Minnesota has shown that the world’s largest owl, and one of the rarest, is also a key indicator of the health of some of the last great primary forests of Russia’s Far East. Studies show that deforestation of large trees which are used as nesting grounds for the large owls are being depleted. Numbers are falling because they cannot find places to nest. This is a similar problem to that of most extinct animals.

Tragedy of the Commons

-Manny Portela

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