25 Aug '11, 9pm

Leopards losing out to bushmeat hunters in competition for prey

Leopards losing out to bushmeat hunters in competition for prey

Cameratraps take global snapshot of declining tropical mammals (08/17/2011) A groundbreaking cameratrap study has mapped the abundance, or lack thereof, of tropical mammal populations across seven countries in some of the world's most important rainforests. Undertaken by The Tropical Ecology Assessment and Monitoring Network (TEAM), the study found that habitat loss was having a critical impact on mammals. The study, which documented 105 mammals (nearly 2 percent of the world's known mammals) on three continents, also confirmed that mammals fared far better—both in diversity and abundance—in areas with continuous forest versus areas that had been degraded. China opens trade in 'legal' tiger skins (08/14/2011) The Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) has warned the US, the UK, and all tiger-range nations that China has re-opened the trade in wild cat skins—including tig...

Full article: http://news.mongabay.com/2011/0825-hance_leopard_bushmeat...

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