Hylochoerus meinertzhageni

Cita: Reyna Hurtado, R. (Autor Principal). 2016. Hylochoerus meinertzhageni.
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Periodo de realización: 1900/01/01 al 2016/09/20

Tipo: Artículo de divulgación de la ciencia publicado en revista

Lugar(es) de estudio: Uganda
Resumen: "Listed as Least Concern as the species is relatively widespread, sometimes locally abundant with a high reproductive potential, and, although it is subject to hunting in many parts of its range, it is not believed to be declining at a rate that would merit listing either as Near Threatened or in a threatened category. However, it is acknowledged that there is a general decreasing trend for the species across its range. If national hunting regulations are not adequately adapted to the local populations status, this might eventually represent a threat in some countries where the species is targeted as hunting trophy. Today, the status of the species may be more alarming than actually classified because two of the subspecies present very fragmented populations. H. m. ivoriensis is cause of concern given the high rates of forest loss and fragmentation in the West Africa countries and live in isolated subpopulations from Guinea to Southern Ghana, but information to substantiate this is insufficient (d’Huart and Kingdon 2013). A specific investigation on its status and on the conservation measures needed is therefore urgently warranted. H. m. meinertzhageni has probably disappeared from Rwanda and Burundi, and in Uganda it may be confined to some protected areas in the Western part of the country. In Kenya, Ethiopia and South Sudan Forest hogs live also in very fragmented populations."

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