The impact of hunting on tropical mammal and bird populations

@article{BentezLpez2017TheIO,
  title={The impact of hunting on tropical mammal and bird populations},
  author={A. Ben{\'i}tez-L{\'o}pez and R. Alkemade and A. Schipper and D. Ingram and P. A. Verweij and J. J. Eikelboom and M. Huijbregts},
  journal={Science},
  year={2017},
  volume={356},
  pages={180 - 183}
}
  • A. Benítez-López, R. Alkemade, +4 authors M. Huijbregts
  • Published 2017
  • Medicine, Geography
  • Science
  • Quantifying hunting-induced defaunation As the human population grows and increasingly encroaches on remaining wildlife habitat, hunting threatens many species. Benítez-López et al. conducted a large-scale meta-analysis of hunting trends and impacts across the tropics (see the Perspective by Brashares and Gaynor). Bird and mammal populations were considerably lower in areas where hunting occurred. Although commercial hunting and proximity to roads and urban centers were the most damaging… CONTINUE READING

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