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Bring in the replacements

Field experiments suggest introduced species could play understudy for extinct ones

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7:06pm, May 6, 2008

Missing links in ecosystems disrupted by extinctions could be restored by introducing species that perform the same function, field experiments on a remote island suggest.

But some scientists caution against the controversial process, called “rewilding.”.

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