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.
Biodiversity Conservation of terrestrial and amrine ecosystems
It is the National Integrated Water Resource Management Diagnostic Report Papua New Guinea. A Draft SOPAC Miscellaneous Report 643 involving GEF, UNDP, SOPAC and UNEP. demonstration project and production of a full brief through an extensive consultative process.
Pacific Regional Solid Waste Management Strategy 2010 – 2015
Tuna Fisheries Status and Management in the Western and Central Pacific Ocean