Christine Breitenmoser

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AS THE WORLD’S GOVERNMENTS CONGREGATE FOR THE UNITED NATIONS CONFERENCE ON Sustainable Development (Rio+20), we call on them to address one of the greatest oversights in conservation in recent years: the neglect of desert ecosystems. Deserts cover 17% of the world’s land mass and harbor surprisingly high biodiversity (1), including some of the most(More)
BACKGROUND The flat-headed cat (Prionailurus planiceps) is one of the world's least known, highly threatened felids with a distribution restricted to tropical lowland rainforests in Peninsular Thailand/Malaysia, Borneo and Sumatra. Throughout its geographic range large-scale anthropogenic transformation processes, including the pollution of fresh-water(More)
Establishing and maintaining protected areas (PAs) are key tools for biodiversity conservation. However, this approach is insufficient for many species, particularly those that are wide-ranging and sparse. The cheetah Acinonyx jubatus exemplifies such a species and faces extreme challenges to its survival. Here, we show that the global population is(More)
Packer et al. reported that fenced lion populations attain densities closer to carrying capacity than unfenced populations. However, fenced populations are often maintained above carrying capacity, and most are small. Many more lions are conserved per dollar invested in unfenced ecosystems, which avoid the ecological and economic costs of fencing.
1. Introducing Urs and Christine Breitenmoser ........................................... 1 2. Workshop on Recovery of the Far Eastern (Amur) Leopard, Vladivostok, Russia .................................................................................... 2 3. 200 Tigers Killed in India Last Year, Says Leading Conservationist ....... 5 4. The Deadly Toll(More)
Authors: S. Creel, M. S. Becker, S. M. Durant, J. M’Soka, W. Matandiko, A. J. Dickman, D. Christianson, E. Dröge, T. Mweetwa, N. Pettorelli, E. Rosenblatt, P. Schuette, R. Woodroffe, S. Bashir, R. C. Beudels-Jamar, S. Blake, M. Borner, C. Breitenmoser, F. Broekhuis, G. Cozzi, T. R. B. Davenport, J. Deutsch, L. Dollar, S. Dolrenry, I. DouglasHamilton, E.(More)
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