Eating ecosystems

@article{Brashares2017EatingE,
  title={Eating ecosystems},
  author={Justin S Brashares and Kaitlyn M Gaynor},
  journal={Science},
  year={2017},
  volume={356},
  pages={136-137}
}
The hunting and trade of tropical wildlife is a multibillion dollar enterprise that provides food and livelihoods to millions but is also the single greatest threat to the persistence of our planet's larger mammals and birds (1). Hunting not only directly affects harvested wildlife but also reshapes entire ecosystems and, in some cases, human societies (1–3). It can change food web interactions, enable disease transmission to humans, and even fund militias (3). Yet, the impacts of wildlife… CONTINUE READING
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