One-two punch of habitat loss, capture hammers Southeast Asian birds

Posted on October 17, 2018 in News, Research by . Share this article

Conservationists have underestimated the combined impact of deforestation and capture when assessing the threat to Southeast Asia’s bird populations — a one-two punch that a new report warns could lead to the extinction of dozens of species by the end of this century.

Grantham supervisor David Edwards, co-author of this report, says: “Many researchers have focused on quantifying the impacts of deforestation on threats to birds and other taxa. However, wildlife trade is the other major extinction risk, so we identified trying to quantify these impacts in addition to those from deforestation as a key knowledge gap.”

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