Are snake populations in widespread decline?

@article{Reading2010AreSP,
  title={Are snake populations in widespread decline?},
  author={Christopher J. Reading and Luca M. Luiselli and Godfrey C. Akani and Xavier Bonnet and Giovanni Amori and J. M. Ballouard and Ernesto Filippi and Guy Naulleau and Debbie Pearson and Lorenzo Rugiero},
  journal={Biology letters},
  year={2010},
  volume={6 6},
  pages={
          777-80
        }
}
Long-term studies have revealed population declines in fishes, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals. In birds, and particularly amphibians, these declines are a global phenomenon whose causes are often unclear. Among reptiles, snakes are top predators and therefore a decline in their numbers may have serious consequences for the functioning of many ecosystems. Our results show that, of 17 snake populations (eight species) from the UK, France, Italy, Nigeria and Australia, 11 have declined… CONTINUE READING

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