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From Science Daily, Guardian and BBC on 02-May-2018 09:46

According to the 'umbrella species' concept, preserving and managing habitat for a single high-profile species also benefits a whole suite of other species that share its habitat -- but how well does this really work? Not all species that share the same general habitat necessarily have the same specific needs, and a new study from The Condor: Ornithological Applications finds that habitat management to benefit greater-sage grouse in Wyoming can actually harm some of its songbird neighbors.


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