overhunting


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overhunting

(ˌəʊvəˈhʌntɪŋ)
n
the act of hunting to excess
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At its latest three-yearly conference, the UN-backed Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) revised the trade rules for dozens of species brought low by unstainable trade linked to overharvesting, overfishing and overhunting.
'Our study shows that the dramatic changes that humans are causing to the environment at present, be it through climate change, overhunting or habitat fragmentation, will likely create indirect consequences by changing the dynamics of ecological communities,' says Dr Bro-Jorgensen.
This biodiversity hot spot, however, remains heavily under threat of degradation, due to overhunting, logging and weak enforcement of environmental laws.
The animals were almost made extinct by overhunting. In 1905, Teddy Roosevelt co-founded the American Bison Society, and, with the New York City Zoo (now the Bronx Zoo), efforts began to save them.
These include the loss of biodiversity, destruction of the world's forests, overhunting, overfishing, the degradation and loss of topsoil, the projected scarcity of freshwater, concerns about our industrial food system, and the ramifications of climate change.
Bears, beavers, deer and other game became increasingly scarce as a result of overhunting, and the Dakota had to travel farther west each year to find food to eat or pelts to sell.
The iconic leader of Santa's sleigh is suffering from the effects of overhunting and climate change.
The animals in Pakistan are facing the ongoing threat of overhunting and poaching without any respite which has resulted in the decline of many species of them.
ANIMALS in Pakistan are in danger owing to overhunting and poaching.
The demand led to overhunting, resulting in the dramatic reduction of the whale populations in the seas nearest to northern Europe, aside from the fact that whales were subjected to a cruel and protracted death.
Tatwani pointed out that human threats, such as unlawful killing, overhunting, poisoning, illegal trade, degradation of natural environments and some industrial and urban projects, along with other pressures such as climate change and loss of natural habitats, have adversely affected migratory birds, especially globally threatened species and influenced the nesting of birds and their natural habitats.