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Habitat Fragmentation a Bigger Threat to Chile’s Güiña Wildcat than Persecution by Humans – BiOME Ecology Magazine
Research by conservationists at the University of Kent has found that habitat fragmentation, and the subdivision of large farms into smaller ones, are the biggest threats facing the güiña wildcat Leopardus guigna in Chile.This forest living cat is surprisingly tolerant to deforestation and direct killing by people as retaliation for lost livestock (poultry) is not common, according to …