The Plight of Large Animals in Tropical Forests and the Consequences for Plant Regeneration


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We introduce a special section that addresses the bushmeat or wild meat crisis, its direct impact on game species, and its indirect impact on plants in tropical forests.


Introducimos una sección especial que trata la crisis de la carne de animales salvajes, su impacto directo sobre las especies cazadas y su impacto indirecto sobre las plantas en los bosques tropicales.