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Conservation Biology

lions on the African savannah
"During the minute it takes me to compose this sentence, thousands of animals are being
eaten alive; others are running for their lives, whimpering with fear; others are being
slowly devoured from within by rasping parasites; thousands of all kinds are dying from
starvation, thirst and disease. It must be so. If there is ever a time of plenty, this very
fact will automatically lead to an increase in population until the natural state of
starvation and misery is restored."

Richard Dawkins
River Out of Eden: A Darwinian View of Life (1995)

Reprogramming Predators