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Disappearing spots: The global decline of cheetah 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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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:
2016-01-01
Acceptance date:
2016-11-22
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ISSN:
1091-6490
Pubs id:
pubs:661180
URN:
uri:634f75c9-95e1-4e3e-aae7-7b0ed990e192
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uuid:634f75c9-95e1-4e3e-aae7-7b0ed990e192
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pubs:661180
Paper number:
3

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