Environmental management of two of the world's most endangered marine and terrestrial predators: Vaquita and cheetah.

  title={Environmental management of two of the world's most endangered marine and terrestrial predators: Vaquita and cheetah.},
  author={Su Shiung Lam and Kit Wayne Chew and Pau Loke Show and Nyuk Ling Ma and Yong Sik Ok and Wanxi Peng and Aage Kristian Olsen Alstrup and Douglas H. Adams and J{\"o}rg Rinklebe and Christian Sonne},
  journal={Environmental research},


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