Over-hunting pushing hundreds of mammal species near extinction



Hundreds of wild mammal species are being “consumed to extinction” by humans using them for meat, ornaments, medicinal products and the pet trade, scientists have said.
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... read more

 
18 October 2016 in Environment, Views: 41
Source: Scotsman
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