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Torsten Krause

Torsten Krause

Senior Lecturer

Torsten Krause

How the loss of forest fauna undermines the achievement of the SDGs

Author

  • Torsten Krause
  • Andrew Tilker

Summary, in English

The human-driven loss of biodiversity has numerous ecological, social, and economic impacts at the local and global levels, threatening important ecological functions and jeopardizing human well-being. In this perspective, we present an overview of how tropical defaunation—defined as the disappearance of fauna as a result of anthropogenic drivers such as hunting and habitat alteration in tropical forest ecosystems—is interlinked with four selected Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). We discuss tropical defaunation related to nutrition and zero hunger (SDG 2), good health and well-being (SDG 3), climate action (SDG 13), and life on land (SDG 15). We propose a range of options on how to study defaunation in future research and how to address the ongoing tropical defaunation crisis, including but not limited to recent insights from policy, conservation management, and development practice.

Department/s

  • LUCSUS (Lund University Centre for Sustainability Studies)
  • BECC: Biodiversity and Ecosystem services in a Changing Climate

Publishing year

2022

Language

English

Pages

103-113

Publication/Series

Ambio

Volume

51

Issue

1

Document type

Journal article

Publisher

Springer

Topic

  • Environmental Sciences

Keywords

  • Carbon storage
  • Defaunation
  • Hunting
  • Nutrition
  • Security
  • Sustainable Development Goals
  • Tropical forest fauna
  • Well-being
  • Wild meat

Status

Published

ISBN/ISSN/Other

  • ISSN: 0044-7447