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It is therefore, a scientific fact that increasing the area that is loaded in any region will increase the probability that forest-dependent animals will become extinct.

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  • It's difficult to tell for sure from this excerpt what "loaded" means. However, more context is likely to be very helpful, since it appears to be a term used in the source for a particular meaning. – Nathan Tuggy Nov 7 '16 at 4:43
  • @NathanTuggy Unfortunately, the term is not used or explained elsewhere; from the context, it likely refers to population density. – P. E. Dant Reinstate Monica Nov 7 '16 at 4:54
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    The subject of the context is logging that contributes to extinction of animal populations. It looks like "loaded" is a typo. Substitute "logged" in that sentence and it makes sense. – Robusto Nov 7 '16 at 5:11
  • @Robusto +1 good thinking. Quite a bizarre typo, though; the letters aren't contiguous on any keyboard. Maybe this is an OCR fail? – P. E. Dant Reinstate Monica Nov 7 '16 at 5:34
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    I’m voting to close this question because it is about a typo – ColleenV Mar 17 at 1:51
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I think there was a typo.

This is from the original article:

"It is therefore a scientific fact that increasing the area that is logged in any region will increase the probability that forest-dependent fauna and flora will become extinct."

https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Hugh-Possingham/publication/321766950_The_role_of_population_viability_analysis_in_forest_management/links/5c68ce3f299bf1e3a5ad40fc/The-role-of-population-viability-analysis-in-forest-management.pdf

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In your excerpt

...increasing the area that is loaded in any region...

the use of is loaded is a bit confusing.

Usually, when something is "loaded" it means "more is added" or there is an "increased density". However, the implied meaning from the rest of the text is that cutting down forests will adversely impact animal population viability.

It is possible that "loaded" might be a term for timber logging or it might be a typographic error which was meant to read

...increasing the area that is logged in any region...

since the rest of the sentence goes to to talk about

forest-dependent animals

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