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Rhinos, their impacts on savannah and the ghosts of ancient poos

Photos of mutilated rhino corpses have become all too familiar to conservationists lately. Sadly Rhino horn has been making a comeback on the east-Asian black market, mainly fuelled by the myth that it is effective at curing various minor ailments, such as hangovers and fevers, as well as major diseases such as cancer.

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Mammoth Steppes

Many people know about the large beasts that wandered Europe and Asia during the last ice-age (Pleistocene megafauna to you, natch), but few realise that these animals were the architects and beneficiaries of a giant habitat that no longer exists anywhere in the world.

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