Biotropica_Ziegler_Fa_Wegmann_bushmeat_hunting_pressure_2016Our article “Mapping Bushmeat Hunting Pressure in Central Africa” got selected as editor’s choice:

There is no doubt that hunting poses a major threat to the persistence of wildlife throught the tropics. Ziegler and colleagues have done a monumental job of summarizing and analyzing data on the hunting of mammals over the course of almost 20 years in Cameroon, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, and Republic of Congo. Coupled with data on environmental variables and anthropogenic pressure, protected areas, and population density they use these data to map hunting pressure across the Congo Basin, and show – among other things – that many protected areas are located in high-risk areas. Their threat map provides a means of  identifying areas where hunting is likely to have the greatest impact and to guide large-scale conservation planning initiatives for central Africa.  It’s blend of synthesis, innovative analysis, and impact makes it an important study and an easy selection as for the Editor’s Choice. read more….

Editor’s Choice Article for Biotropica 48(3): Stefan Ziegler, John E. Fa, Christian Wohlfart, Bruno Streit, Stefanie Jacob and Martin Wegmann (2016), Mapping Bushmeat Hunting Pressure in Central Africa<http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/btp.12286/abstract>, 48: 405–412.