Battle at the end of eden | The Atlantic

Exotic and isolated, animals found only on islands are quietly dying off. To many, the vexing wave of extinction portends an ecological crisis. To a cadre of brash scientists who think they’ve discovered a solution, these desperate times call for desperate measures—a strategy involving guns, poison, traps, and a wholesale rethinking of modern conservation. This longform story, published as The Atlantic’s first original e-book, details the fight to preserve the most delicate places on Earth.

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