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Saving the world's terrestrial megafauna

Ripple, William J, Chapron, Guillaume, López-Bao, Jose Vicente, Durant, Sarah M, Macdonald, David W, Lindsey, Peter A, Bennett, Elizabeth L, Beschta, Robert L, Bruskotter, Jeremy T, Campos-Arceiz, Ahimsa, Corlett, Richard T, Darimont, Chris T, Dickman, Amy J, Dirzo, Rodolfo, Dublin, Holly T, Estes, James A, Everatt, Kristoffer T, Galetti, Mauro, Goswami, Varun R, Hayward, Matt W, Hedges, Simon, Hoffmann, Michael, Hunter, Luke TB, Kerley, Graham IH, Letnic, Mike, Levi, Taal, Maisels, Fiona, Morrison, John C, Nelson, Michael Paul, Newsome, Thomas M, Painter, Luke, Pringle, Robert M, Sandom, Christopher J, Terborgh, John, Treves, Adrian, Van Valkenburgh, Blaire, Vucetich, John A, Wirsing, Aaaron J, Wallach, Arian D, Wolf, Christopher, Woodroffe, Rosie, Young, Hillary and Zhang, Li 2016, Saving the world's terrestrial megafauna, Bioscience, vol. 66, no. 10, pp. 807-812, doi: 10.1093/biosci/biw092.

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Title Saving the world's terrestrial megafauna
Author(s) Ripple, William J
Chapron, Guillaume
López-Bao, Jose Vicente
Durant, Sarah M
Macdonald, David W
Lindsey, Peter A
Bennett, Elizabeth L
Beschta, Robert L
Bruskotter, Jeremy T
Campos-Arceiz, Ahimsa
Corlett, Richard T
Darimont, Chris T
Dickman, Amy J
Dirzo, Rodolfo
Dublin, Holly T
Estes, James A
Everatt, Kristoffer T
Galetti, Mauro
Goswami, Varun R
Hayward, Matt W
Hedges, Simon
Hoffmann, Michael
Hunter, Luke TB
Kerley, Graham IH
Letnic, Mike
Levi, Taal
Maisels, Fiona
Morrison, John C
Nelson, Michael Paul
Newsome, Thomas MORCID iD for Newsome, Thomas M
Painter, Luke
Pringle, Robert M
Sandom, Christopher J
Terborgh, John
Treves, Adrian
Van Valkenburgh, Blaire
Vucetich, John A
Wirsing, Aaaron J
Wallach, Arian D
Wolf, Christopher
Woodroffe, Rosie
Young, Hillary
Zhang, Li
Journal name Bioscience
Volume number 66
Issue number 10
Start page 807
End page 812
Total pages 6
Publisher Oxford University Press
Place of publication Oxford, Eng.
Publication date 2016-10-01
ISSN 0006-3568
Keyword(s) Terrestrial
population declines
range contractions
risk of extinction
Science & Technology
Life Sciences & Biomedicine
Life Sciences & Biomedicine
Summary Species at risk of extinction include some of the world's most iconic animals—such as gorillas, rhinos, and big cats (figure 2 top row)—and, unfortunately, they are vanishing just as science is discovering their essential ecological roles (Estes et al. 2011). Here, our objectives are to raise awareness of how these megafauna are imperiled (species in tables S1 and S2) and to stimulate broad interest in developing specific recommendations and concerted action to conserve them.
Language eng
DOI 10.1093/biosci/biw092
Field of Research 050202 Conservation and Biodiversity
05 Environmental Sciences
06 Biological Sciences
Socio Economic Objective 970105 Expanding Knowledge in the Environmental Sciences
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
Copyright notice ©2016, The Author(s)
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