Göttingen scientists describe mechanism behind human-wildlife conflicts

Direct exploitation of wildlife is a global driver of biodiversity decline. Illegal hunting (‘poaching’) in-side and around protected areas can affect wildlife populations negatively which, in the long term, leads to a decline in populations of the large carnivores (such as wolves and big cats) that depend on them for food. In the short term, as a response to a lack of wild prey, large carnivores may increase attacks on live-stock. (Mehr in: Pressemitteilungen – idw – Informationsdienst Wissenschaft)