Is Wildlife Going to the Dogs? Impacts of Feral and Free-Roaming Dogs on Wildlife Populations

@inproceedings{Young2011IsWG,
  title={Is Wildlife Going to the Dogs? Impacts of Feral and Free-Roaming Dogs on Wildlife Populations},
  author={J. K. Young and K. Olson and R. Reading and S. Amgalanbaatar and J. Berger},
  year={2011}
}
  • J. K. Young, K. Olson, +2 authors J. Berger
  • Published 2011
  • Biology
  • In human-populated landscapes, dogs (Canis familiaris) are often the most abundant terrestrial carnivore. However, dogs can significantly disrupt or modify intact ecosystems well beyond the areas occupied by people. Few studies have directly quantified the environmental or economic effects of free-roaming and feral dogs. Here, we review wildlife-dog interactions and provide a case study that focuses on interactions documented from our research in Mongolia to underscore the need for studies… CONTINUE READING
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