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Re-wilding North America

A plan to restore animals that disappeared 13,000 years ago from Pleistocene North America offers an alternative conservation strategy for the twenty-first century, argue Josh Donlan and colleagues.

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Figure 1: Pleistocene re-wilding in North America.


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We thank the Environmental Leadership Program, Lichen Foundation, Turner Endangered Species Fund, New Mexico Agricultural Station, Ladder Ranch, C. Buell., S. Dobrott, T. Gorton, M. K. Phillips and J. C. Truett for support and encouragement.

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Donlan, J. Re-wilding North America. Nature 436, 913–914 (2005).

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