Wildlife-snaring crisis in Asian forests

Gray, Thomas N.E., Lynam, Antony J., Seng, Teak, Laurance, William F., Long, Barney, Scotson, Lorraine, and Ripple, William J. (2017) Wildlife-snaring crisis in Asian forests. Science, 355 (6322). pp. 255-256.

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Abstract

[Extract] The recent Hanoi Conference on Illegal Wildlife Trade (16 to 18 November 2016) has further highlighted the extent to which Southeast Asia's wildlife is facing an extinction crisis driven by unsustainable levels of commercial hunting (1). This threat affects species both outside and within protected areas and is driving the extinction of some of the planet's most distinctive and imperiled mammals, including the saola (Pseudoryx nghetinhensis) and tiger (Panthera tigris), while also decimating populations of many "common" terrestrial mammals (2).

Item ID: 46922
Item Type: Article (Commentary)
ISSN: 1095-9203
Keywords: Asian forests, hunting, poaching, protected areas, snaring, wildlife
Date Deposited: 23 Jan 2017 22:33
FoR Codes: 05 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 0502 Environmental Science and Management > 050202 Conservation and Biodiversity @ 100%
SEO Codes: 96 ENVIRONMENT > 9608 Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity > 960899 Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity of Environments not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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