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PIGS IN TROUBLE: Scientists Document Collapse of Central America's White-Lipped Peccary

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(February 05, 2020) Populations of white-lipped peccaries, a “new world” pig-like species usually found throughout Central American tropical forests, are in freefall due to changes in forest cover and human disturbance Species plays a major role in seed dispersal, engineers water holes, and is a food source for large predators and human communities Peccaries have lost up to 90 percent of their range Urgent action is needed to protect Mesoamerica’s  5 Great Forests, spanning...