TITLE

The Relations Among Threatened Species, Their Protection, and Taboos

AUTHOR(S)
Colding, Johan; Folke, Carl
PUB. DATE
June 1997
SOURCE
Conservation Ecology (11955449);1997, Vol. 1 Issue 1, p6
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article examines the relations among threatened species and the role of taboos for the protection of species listed as threatened by the World Conservation Union (IUCN) and for endemic and keystone species. Analysis revealed that -30 percent of the identified taboos prohibit any use of threatened species, while 60 percent are set on reptiles and mammals. Results showed that -50 percent of the biological classes of species are threatened, and that specific-species taboos avoided both endemic and keystone species that are vital for ecosystem functions.
ACCESSION #
59697282

 

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