Evaluating the spatial intensity and demographic impacts of wire-snare bush-meat poaching on large carnivores

The bush-meat poaching crisis is a significant threat to biodiversity in tropical forest and savannah biomes, however its impacts on wild animal populations are often difficult to quantify across large spatial scales. Using data from 17 camera trap survey sites in southern Africa, within the Kavango-Zambezi (KAZA) Transfrontier Conservation Area, we show it is possible to assess the demographic impact of wire-snare bush-meat poaching on large carnivore populations, distribution of snaring hotspots and drivers of bush-meat poaching prevalence across this landscape. Results suggest that mortalities in snares may have significant demographic effects on lions (Panthera leo) and spotted hyaenas (Crocuta crocuta) with evidence for population...

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Biological Conservation

- Inglês

- Nenhuma restrição

- Outra biodiversidade terrestre

- Artigo com revisão pelos pares e teses universitárias

- Ameaças à Biodiversidade

- Áreas de Conservação Transfronteiriças