As well as looking at individual species, the team examined species groups, to try to understand which ecologically related groups of species had diminished most rapidly. They found that apex predators and large carnivores, such as jaguars and pumas, as well as large-bodied herbivores, such as tapirs were among the groups whose numbers had suffered the most. Prof Peres, from UEA's School of Environmental Sciences, said: "Our results highlight the urgent need for action in protecting these fragile ecosystems.
Dr Bogoni, first author of the study, said: "The mammalian diversity of the once majestic Atlantic Forest has been largely reduced to a pale shadow of its former self. This collapse is unprecedented in both history and pre-history and can be directly attributed to human activity.
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Write a review Rate this item: 1 2 3 4 5. Preview this item Preview this item. Today as increasing human populations demand more space and resources, the exploitation of mammals for commercial gain, subsistence, conservation and control is stimulating necessary debate on the morality, sustainability and welfare implications of a continuing exploitative relationship.
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The Exploitation of Mammal Populations presents a selection of peer-reviewed and edited papers from a conference jointly organized by the Universities' Federation for Animal Welfare UFAW and the Mammal Society which includes contributions from an international array of wildlife biologists, ecologists and conservationists.
In 22 chapters the issues involved in harvesting, hunting, sustainable trade and ecotourism are explored and set in the context of past and present mammal exploitation. The resulting volume provides a stimulating and wide-ranging review of current attitudes to mammal exploitation which will be of interest to zoologists, ecologists, animal behaviourists, wildlife managers, conservation biologists and campaigners.
Read more Allow this favorite library to be seen by others Keep this favorite library private. Find a copy in the library Finding libraries that hold this item Human exploitation of other mammals has passed through three histori cal phases, distinct in their ecological significance though overlapping in time. These agricultural traditions provided the essential support for the industrial revolution, and for a third phase of industrial exploita tion of mammals. Reviews Editorial reviews.go to site
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