Factors associated with elephant poaching

Elephants are essential to savannah and forest ecosystems and play an important role in ecotourism in Africa – yet poaching has contributed to a rapid decline in elephant populations in recent decades. An international research team has now released a study presenting a more positive perspective: Severin Hauenstein and Prof. Dr. Carsten Dormann from the … Read more Factors associated with elephant poaching

Hunting responsible for mammal declines in half of intact tropical forests

Defaunation – the loss of species or decline of animal populations – is reaching even the most remote and pristine tropical forests. Within the tropics, only 20% of the remaining area is considered intact, where no logging or deforestation has been detected by remote sensing. However, a new study publishing May 14 in the open-access … Read more Hunting responsible for mammal declines in half of intact tropical forests