2016-10-18. People are hunting primates, bats, and other mammals to extinction.

posted Oct 25, 2016, 3:47 PM by Alan Gould
By Elizabeth Pennisi, Science. For GSS Losing Biodiversity chapter 2. Excerpt: The passenger pigeon was hunted to extinction in North America in the 19th century—and hundreds of mammals are now headed for the same fate. That's the conclusion of ecologists who are taking the first look at the effects of hunting on land mammals around the world. Some 301 species—including 126 primates, 26 bats, and 65 ungulates such as deer and wild pigs—could be on their way out, the scientists report today....  http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2016/10/people-are-hunting-primates-bats-and-other-mammals-extinction