It seems a paradox that the artifacts of war could benefit wildlife. That, however, is the conclusion some have derived from studying the Zagros Mountains, on the Iran-Iraq border, and the DMZ between North and South Korea. The former was seeded with mines during the Iran-Iraq war, and the latter needs no introduction. From the Persian leopard to numerous endangered species in the Koreas, wildlife is gaining a backhanded benefit from human inhumanity. The Smithsonian elaborates: http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/keeping-poachers-out-mine-fields-give-endangered-animals-somewhere-hide-180953702/

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