More than 300 wild mammal species are in peril after being 'consumed to extinction' by humans using them for meat, ornaments and medicine 



Hundreds of wild mammal species are being 'consumed to extinction' by humans using them for meat, ornaments, medicinal products and the pet trade, say scientists.
Hunting and trapping is said to be driving a global crisis that threatens the future of 301 species ranging from monkeys to bats.
Their decline is having a significant environmental impact and undermining the food security of millions of people in Asia, Africa and South America, according to a global assessment by experts.
The authors sounded the warning after analysing data from the International Union for the Conservation of... read more

 
19 October 2016 in Science &Technology, Views: 48
Source: Daily Mail
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