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Australian Lizards Thrive When Humans Hunt Them: Hunters are often thought of as bad for wildlife, but scientists have recently found that Aboriginal hunters in Australia actually boosted certain lizard populations by improving the locales where the reptiles live.

Scientists investigated the Western Desert of Australia, where many native species have declined or gone extinct in the past century. But paradoxically, numbers of the sand monitor lizard (Varanus gouldii) — reptiles that weigh about 1 lb. (0.45 kilograms) and feed on smaller lizards, insects and arachnids — are higher where Aboriginal hunting is most prevalent. (1)

We believe we are civilized. But it is the “primitive” who knew how to handle the complex ecosystems in which we live better… Wisdom many times cloacks itself as stupidity or laziness…