Tag: "overharvesting" at biology news
Concerns For Australian Sea Lion
...r of 1998 that the species is recovering from its overharvesting
by sealers in the last century and early 20th century. "Each year we return to South Australia we find greater numbers and new colonies, some of them admittedly quite small, and we should all be thankful that these wonderful creatures are making...
Special section: Habitat fragmentation can amplify
...ound that thesmaller the fragment, the greater the overharvesting
ofanimals from peccaries to monkeys to curassows (turkey-,tree-dwelling birds). The disproportionate impact ofhunting on fragments is presumably due partly to the factthat fragments are more accessible to hunters. This work isby Carlos Peres of the U...
Solid management, natural resilience both key to sockeye success
...components were lost because of dams or deliberate overharvesting
in an attempt to maximize catch from hatcheries, the authors say. Its why protecting only the habitat and fish of todays strongest runs is a mistake. One cant know for sure which runs might stumble in the future, Quinn says. Sockeye is one of...
Science paper: Overharvesting of Brazil nuts leading to fewer trees
...trees. A group of researchers has discovered that overharvesting
of Brazil nuts, the only commercially available nut collected exclusively from wild trees, has significantly reduced the number of seedling and young trees in the trees' native Amazon. An article about the research, co-authored by a University of Flo...