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Pleistocene Re-Wilding: Environmental Restoration or Ecological Heresy?

By Martin W. Lewis | April 14, 2012 | 8 Comments

The Pleistocene Park project envisaged by Sergei Zimov and his colleagues calls for an extraordinary transformation of the tundra and tundra-forest transition zones of Siberia. By restocking the region with large herbivores, an ecosystemic shift would theoretically occur, breaking down the current pattern of vegetation and establishing a new equilibrium. The basic idea is to transform waterlogged landscapes, currently dominated …

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