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Wild, 'destructive' pigs help cultivate biodiversity in their native rainforests

All over the world, wild hogs are considered a nuisance and a pest, but according to a new study, the hogs and their messy, destructive nest-building practices nurture biodiversity in Malaysian rainforests.
Wild, 'destructive' pigs help cultivate biodiversity in their native rainforests
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A silver swining: 'Destructive' pigs help build rainforests

Wild pigs are often maligned as ecosystem destroyers, but a University of Queensland study has found they also cultivate biodiverse rainforests in their native habitats.

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Wild, 'destructive' pigs help cultivate biodiversity in their native rainforests

All over the world, wild hogs are considered a nuisance and a pest, but according to a new study, the hogs and their messy, destructive nest-building practices nurture biodiversity in Malaysian rainforests.

1 month ago|Washington, United States
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A Silver Swining: “Destructive” Pigs Actually Help Build Rainforests

Wild pigs are often maligned as ecosystem destroyers, but a University of Queensland study has found they also cultivate biodiverse rainforests in their native habitats. Dr. Matthew Luskin has been researching the effect of native pigs in Malaysian rainforests and found their nests may be critica

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A silver swining: 'Destructive' pigs help build rainforests

Wild pigs are often maligned as ecosystem destroyers, but a University of Queensland study has found they also cultivate biodiverse rainforests in their native habitats.

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Wild pigs help promote tree diversity in rainforests

Wild pigs in Malaysia are typically known for being environmentally destructive, but a new study from the University of Queensland suggests that they actually play an important role in building rainforests. The research shows, for the first time, that wild pigs help to promote biodiversity across forest ecosystems. While studying the impacts of native pigs in Malaysian rainforests, Dr. Matthew Luskin discovered that their nests may be critical t…

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A silver swining: ‘destructive’ pigs help build rainforests

Wild pigs are often maligned as ecosystem destroyers, but a University of Queensland study has found they also cultivate biodiverse rainforests in their native habitats.

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