Priority areas for the conservation of Atlantic forest large mammals
What is it about?
We analysed population abundance and biomass of 31 species of medium to large-bodied mammal species at 38 Atlantic forest sites (including three islands, 26 forest fragments and six continuous forest sites) as related to forest type, level of hunting pressure and forest fragment size.
Why is it important?
Mammal abundance was affected by hunting pressure, whereas mammalian biomass of which was largely driven by ungulates, was significantly influenced by both forest type and hunting pressure.
The following have contributed to this page: Professor Carlos A. Peres and Dr Ricardo S Bovendorp