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Wildlife conservation master’s student Asia Murphy of Sacramento, California, conducted a camera-trap project in Madagascar’s Masoala-Makira protected area complex, the largest tract of intact rainforest remaining on the island off the east coast of Africa. She found that unsustainable hunting practices and human-associated predators, including dogs and cats, are responsible for range contractions and possible population declines of native species — even if the forest is intact and protected — leaving behind a phenomena biologists call an “empty forest.”

See the related article: Graduate student’s research reveals new, troubling threats to Madagascar’s wildlife.

All photos by Asia Murphy with the exception of the camera-trap photos.

Graduate student's research reveals new, troubling threats to Madagascar’s wildlife

A camera-trap project reveals that unsustainable hunting practices and human-associated predators are responsible for range contractions and possible population declines of native species.

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