Is Hunting More Of a Threat Than Deforestation?
An Animal Rights Article from

August 2016

This study found that both logging (considered an "indirect impact") and hunting (considered "direct") had "large effects" on the species richness of the animal populations that were studied.

Importantly, they found that hunting was a greater threat than logging for specific animals, including primates and ungulates. These animals are also "important as seed dispersers and herbivores in tropical forests."

The research suggests that the strong influence of hunting on mammal richness likely "stems from a growing human population," the use of guns in hunting, and the "demands of international markets."

For more, visit Faunalytics: Is Huning More Of a Threat Than Deforestation.

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