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Armed conflicts and wildlife decline: Challenges and recommendations for effective conservation policy in the Sahara-Sahel

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Increasing conflicts and social insecurity are expected to accelerate biodiversity decline and escalate illegal wildlife killing. Sahara‐Sahel megafauna has experienced recent continuous decline due to unsustainable hunting pressure. Here, we provide the best available data on distribution and population trends of threatened, large vertebrates, to illustrate how escalating regional conflict (565% growth since 2011) is hastening population decline in areas that were formerly refugia for megafa...

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Published
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Peer reviewed
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10.1111/conl.12446

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ORCID:
0000-0002-9144-4680
Durant, SM More by this author
Pettorelli, N More by this author
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS Division
Department:
Zoology
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Publisher:
John Wiley & Sons, Inc. Publisher's website
Journal:
Conservation Letters Journal website
Volume:
11
Issue:
5
Pages:
e12446
Publication date:
2018-04-03
Acceptance date:
2018-02-21
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EISSN:
1755-263X
Pubs id:
pubs:910078
URN:
uri:ddda67df-c117-4ecc-b6aa-07b51d16c758
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uuid:ddda67df-c117-4ecc-b6aa-07b51d16c758
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pubs:910078

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