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Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

Aboriginal Hunting Practice Increases Animal Populations

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Caption: A burning approach mixing practical philosophy and knowledge leads to a near doubling of lizards and improves habitat, according to a study by Rebecca and Doug Bird, researchers affiliated with the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment. The fire makes it easier to spot burrows from longer distance, and, by removing grass, improves the ability to locate the animal in its burrow. Read more at http://stanford.io/1af61wp.

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