Hunting is a major driver of biodiversity loss, but a systematic large-scale estimate of hunting-induced defaunation is lacking. We synthesized 176 studies to quantify huntinginduced declines of mammal and bird populations across the tropics. Bird and mammal abundances declined by 58% (25 – 76 %) and by 83% (72 – 90%) in hunted compared to unhunted areas. Bird and mammal populations were depleted within 7 and 40 km from hunters’ access points (roads and settlements). Additionally, hunting pressure was higher in areas with better accessibility to major towns where wild meat could be traded.
This report highlights WCS Fiji Country Program's achievements from January to December
2017, under our three main themes of Science, Management and Communication. We also
highlight our engagement with national and regional policy and planning, and the links to Fiji’s national priority strategies under the National Biodiversity Strategy Action Plan (NBSAP), National Climate Change Policy, Green Growth Framework and National Gender Policy, to enable governments and partners to assess progress towards national targets.
Call Number: [EL],333.7 WCS
Overexploitation is a key driver of biodiversity loss but the relationship between the use and trade of species and conservation outcomes is not always straight forward.
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