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The global decline of cheetah Acinonyx jubatus and what it means for conservation.

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Establishing and maintaining protected areas (PAs) are key tools for biodiversity conservation. However, this approach is insufficient for many species, particularly those that are wide-ranging and sparse. The cheetah Acinonyx jubatus exemplifies such a species and faces extreme challenges to its survival. Here, we show that the global population is estimated at ∼7,100 individuals and confined to 9% of its historical distributional range. However, the majority of current range (77%) occurs ou...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1073/pnas.1611122114

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Durant, SM More by this author
Mitchell, N More by this author
Pettorelli, N More by this author
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Howard G. Buffett Foundation More from this funder
Zoos and Aquariums Safeguarding Animals From Extinction More from this funder
National Geographic’s Big Cats Initiative More from this funder
Publisher:
National Academy of Sciences Publisher's website
Journal:
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Journal website
Volume:
114
Issue:
3
Pages:
528-533
Publication date:
2016-12-05
Acceptance date:
2016-11-21
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ISSN:
0027-8424 and 1091-6490
Pubs id:
pubs:667935
URN:
uri:27fd6190-3716-486a-b97b-a4a1ad28d4d3
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uuid:27fd6190-3716-486a-b97b-a4a1ad28d4d3
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pubs:667935

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