Policy Forums-Rewilding South American Landscapes Community-based population recovery of overexploited Amazonian wildlife

  title={Policy Forums-Rewilding South American Landscapes Community-based population recovery of overexploited Amazonian wildlife},
  author={Jo{\~a}o Vitor Campos-Silva and Carlos A Peres and Andr{\'e} P Antunes and Jo{\~a}o Valsecchi and Juarez C B Pezzuti},
The Amazon Basin experienced a pervasive process of resource overexploitation during the 20th-century, which induced severe population declines of many iconic vertebrate species. In addition to biodiversity loss and the ecological consequences of defaunation, food security of local communities was relentlessly threatened because wild meat had a historically pivotal role in protein acquisition by local dwellers. Here we discuss the urgent need to regulate subsistence hunting by Amazonian semi… CONTINUE READING
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