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  1. I would be hesitant to draw any final conclusions from this study just yet. If history has taught us anything, cases where native predators have access to both non-native/invasive and imperilled native prey populations, the larger population of non-native/invasive prey bolsters higher populations of the predator species which are able to then put more pressure on the imperilled native species (a process called apparent competition). See [Channel Island]( and [British Columbia]( for examples of what happened. In the end (like I’m certain will also happen in the UK) it falls to us to intervene and solve the problem.

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