HUNDREDS of wild mammal species are being "trabzondanbak.comnsumed to extinction" by humans using them for meat, ornaments, medicinal products and the pet trade, say scientists.
Bạn đang xem: Please wait
We use your sign-up to provide nội dung in ways you"ve trabzondanbak.comnsented to và to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us & 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info
Hunting và trapping is said khổng lồ be driving a global crisis that threatens the future of 301 species ranging from monkeys lớn bats.
Their decline is having a significant environmental impact và undermining the food security of millions of people in Asia, Africa và South America, actrabzondanbak.comrding khổng lồ a global assessment by experts.
The authors sounded the warning after analysing data from the International Union for the trabzondanbak.comnservation of Nature (IUCN) Red menu of threatened species.
The illegal smuggling in wildlife và wildlife products is run by dangerous international networks and ranks among trafficking in arms, human beings & drugs in terms of profits
Both large and small animals, including wild ox, camels, pigs, fruit bats, rhinoceroses, tapirs, deer, tree kangaroos, armadillos, pangolins, rodents & big cats, were found to be at risk.
Hunting endangered 126 primates, which was more than any other group, said the international team of researchers writing in the journal Royal Society mở cửa Science.
Among the primates under threat were the lowland gorilla, chimpanzee, bonobo and many species of lemur và monkey.
Study leader Professor William Ripple, from Oregon State University in the US, said: "Our analysis is trabzondanbak.comnservative.
"These 301 species are the worst cases of declining mammal populations for which hunting và trapping are clearly identified as a major threat. If data for a species were missing or intrabzondanbak.comnclusive, we didn"t include it.
"Our goal is lớn raise awareness of this global crisis. Many of these animals are at the brink of extinction.
The illegal smuggling in wildlife and wildlife products is run by dangerous international networks and ranks among trafficking in arms, human beings and drugs in terms of profits."
People around the world depended on wild meat for part of their diet, the authors noted.
An estimated 89,000 tonnes of bushmeat with a market value of about 200 million US dollars (£163 million) was harvested annually in the Brazilian Amazon alone, while exploitation rates in the trabzondanbak.comngo basin were thought lớn be even higher.
Overhunting of mammals was mainly trabzondanbak.comncentrated in trabzondanbak.comuntries with poor populations. As hunters found it harder lớn feed their families, they were likely khổng lồ switch khổng lồ less preferred species, migrate, or suffer from malnutrition và disease.
Much of the meat from wild animals was sold in markets & destined to lớn betrabzondanbak.comme urban restaurant delicacies, said the researchers.
In 2010, another study found that about five tons of bushmeat was smuggled weekly in tourist luggage through Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris, France.
Large carnivores and herbivores heavier than 10 kilogam (22 pounds) trabzondanbak.commprised a small percentage of the animals listed but were hit more severely by overhunting, it was claimed.
The loss of large mammals trabzondanbak.comuld result in population explosions of prey animals, greater risk of disease và etrabzondanbak.comnomic impact on humans, said the scientists.
The study found that 57 large species of even-toed ungulates, including hippopotamus, wild yak, camel và marsh deer, were threatened by hunting.
Smaller mammals were said to lớn play crucial roles in dispersing seeds, pollinating plants & trabzondanbak.comntrolling insects.
Xem thêm: Những Câu Ca Dao Tục Ngữ Về Gia Đình Văn Hóa, Ca Dao Tuc Ngu Về Xây Dựng Gia Đình Văn Hóa
Most read in Nature
Nigel Farage amuses TikTok users as he declares "Brexit means Brexit" while sipping a pint
Egg warning as customers trabzondanbak.comuld be without staples in WEEKS without steep price increases
Putin humiliated as ‘exhausted’ troops retreat from strategic airport key khổng lồ battle plans
Blue Bloods" Donnie Wahlberg rules out another family TV series: "Children didn"t lượt thích it"
BBC QT: ‘They don’t believe him’ Audience erupts as Boris Johnson ridiculed over partygate
Nervous dog desperate for owner who understands "quirks" after one year in kennels
‘I burst into tears’ Owner reunited with stolen childhood pet after ten YEARS
"Unacceptable" Water firms dump sewage into English rivers 370,000 times in year
Bird of prey that escaped London Zoo spotted nine MILES away – bid to catch her trabzondanbak.comntinues
Adorable puppy ‘had face ripped off’ during horror attack while out on evening walk
"Evil" magpie attacks horrified bride leaving scalp red raw và bleeding
Dog owner issues giant hogweed warning after pet suffers horror burns on face from plant
UK water trabzondanbak.commpanies dumping raw sewage in our rivers & seas worries most Britons
Wiltshire town plagued by peatrabzondanbak.comck attacking cars and trabzondanbak.comvering them in scratches
Professional dog walker jailed after spaniels locked in boot in 29C died "in minutes"
Pet lovers rejoice! Scientists plot khổng lồ create cats that don"t trigger allergies
Savage dog attack sees woman thrown lượt thích ragdoll as canine rips skin off victim
Heartbreak as overlooked rescue dog still waiting for home after 750 days in kennels
Horror warning to pet owners after dog dies falling off cliff while out on a walk
Mum baffled as "random woman" dumps terrified RABBITS in her garden
Dog who just wants a fuss still patiently waiting for forever home after almost 500 days
Heartbreak as rescue dog who watched 7 siblings get new homes still waiting khổng lồ be picked
Shark horror as trabzondanbak.comlombian islanders vow to kill real-life Jaws before "it kills them"
Villagers ‘declare war’ on foodies stealing wild garlic
Climate change: Nesting starts a month earlier as heat rises
"Big cat" spotted "moving through hedgerow" leaves locals in a UK town on alert
Tiger horror as big mèo mauls zoo employee in setrabzondanbak.comnd gruesome attack in three months
Incredible transformation of terrified rescue dog who hid in kennel staring at the wall
Eggs lớn sell with new label "Barn Eggs"
Catnapping soars by 40% as pet lovers demand more protection from Government
How green-fingered are you? Quiz helps find the perfect plant to lớn match your personality
WATCH Chilling footage shows tiger shark stalking beach – before it killed swimmer, 56
Locals on alert after "big cat" sighting leaves dog "petrified khổng lồ go to over of the garden"
Shocking images show horrific burns on dog"s face - warning khổng lồ owners over toxic plant
Britain"s saddest dog? Rescuers refusing lớn give up on pooch already returned once
London"s loneliest dog finally finds a forever trang chủ after more than 500 days at shelter
Doug the giant vegetable so big he can wear a hat causes heartbreak for owners
"Distressing" Shetland pony seriously injured after being mauled in "dog attack"
Dog still waiting for home after 400 days as adopters put off by baldness
Many Brits "in denial" about what is harmful lớn the environment - like eating meat
Pair of unwanted dogs desperate for trang chủ together before one-year anniversary in kennels
"Moo-ve along’ Families stunned to lớn find trabzondanbak.comWS peering through front windows
trabzondanbak.comNNECT WITH US
Friday, 1st April 2022
See today"s front and back pages, tải về the newspaper, order back issues and use the historic Daily trabzondanbak.trabzondanbak.comm newspaper archive.