Title:

The Greater Etosha Carnivore Programme: Studying and conserving carnivores in a changing world

Publication Year:
2023
Abstract:

As human population growth continues, climate change accelerates and natural habitats shrink, carnivores and many other species are increasingly threatened. As a result, only 36% of terrestrial habitats host the same set of carnivore species today as they did in the past and some species have lost up to 93% of their historical range. Large carnivore species are often the first to be eradicated from an area because of the threat they pose to human livelihoods through the loss of livestock. Yet these species fill the important role of apex predators, which influence the behaviour and numbers of herbivores that in turn affect plant diversity and ecosystem health.

Publication Title:

Conservation and the Environment in Namibia

Pages:
46-51
Item Type:
Book or Magazine Section
Language:
en
Files:

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