Where the Wild Things were is Where Humans are Now: an Overview

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Media Type: Article - Foundational

Date of Publication: August 28, 2019

Publisher: Springer Science+Business Media, LLC, part of Springer Nature 2019

Author(s): João Abegão

Journal: Human Ecology

Volume: 47

Pages: 669–679

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Humanity is undergoing an unprecedented demographic transformation in that global population is rising from 2 billion in the 1920s to an expected 8 billion in the 2020s, an annual increase of roughly 80 million. The requirements of this expanding human population are strongly linked to depletion of wildlife and increasing difficulties facing both wildlife and environmental conservation efforts. I assess current and potential risks stemming from the environmental changes due to unchecked human population growth.

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