Proof that food forest support biodiversity

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Yet another reason to stop our current, destructive agricultural practices and adopt more sustainable options that promotes all life.

The Hispaniolan hutia (Plagiodontia aedium) is one of several hutia (also called zagouti) species to have inhabited at some time the island of Hispaniola. Their population have been greatly reduced in range and numbers and are threatened by deforestation, hunting, competition from introduced rodents such as rats and mice, and predation by the introduced small Asian mongoose (Herpestes javanicus), as well as dogs, rats, and cats.

Here is evidence that man-made forest or even privately protected areas can become a safe haven for endangered species like this Hutia.