College of Forestry

Global Trophic Cascades Program

People are hunting primates, bats, and other mammals to extinction

Science, October 18, 2016: William Ripple, the lead author, became aware of the issue a few years ago while studying Africa’s starving lions, who couldn’t find enough prey to feed themselves. It turned out that the large carnivores were competing with humans for bushmeat like gazelles, says Ripple, an ecologist at Oregon State University in Corvallis.

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