The effects of logging on tropical forest ungulates

Davies, Glyn and Heydon, Matt and Leader-Williams, Nigel and MacKinnon, John R. and Newing, Helen S. (2001) The effects of logging on tropical forest ungulates. In: Fimbel, Robert A. and Grajal, Alejandro and Robinson, John G., eds. The Cutting Edge: conserving wildlife in logged tropical forests. Biology and Resource Management Series, 1 . Columbia University Press, Columbia, pp. 93-124. ISBN 978-0231114554 . (Access to this publication is restricted)

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Abstract

The information on the ecology of most forest dwelling, terrestrial mammals is sparse, often anecdotal, widely scattered in the literature, and supported by very few long-term studies. This chapter focuses on ungulates—a group of medium to large-sized terrestrial mammals, which includes elephants, odd-toed hoofed mammals (such as rhinos and tapirs), and even-toed hoofed mammals (such as cattle and antelopes). These mammals are: —Important sources of subsistence animal protein for many peoples —Central to the wild meat (bushmeat) trade in many parts of the world —A source of opportunity for forest ecotourism —Integral parts of forest ecosystem processes (e.g., seed dispersal) —Major determinants of forest vegetation structure and composition

Item Type: Book section
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GN Anthropology
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Anthropology and Conservation > DICE (Durrell Institute of Conservation and Ecology)
Depositing User: C.G.W.G. van-de-Benderskum
Date Deposited: 02 Sep 2008 13:38
Last Modified: 20 May 2014 08:53
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/8526 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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