Is HIV/AIDS jeopardizing biodiversity?

McGarry, D. K. and Shackleton, C.M. (2009) Is HIV/AIDS jeopardizing biodiversity? Environmental Conservation, 36 (1). pp. 5-7. ISSN 0376-8929

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The scourge of HIV/AIDS (human immunodeficiency virus/acquired immune deficiency syndrome) is most prevalent in southern Africa. South Africa has the highest number of people in the world living with HIV/AIDS and a prevalence rate of over 30 % for females presenting at antenatal clinics. There are now almost five million orphans within southern Africa, as a result of AIDS deaths of one or more or their parents. AIDS-related mortality and morbidity of care-givers may lead to increased reliance on wild sources of animal protein by surviving children. This increase in hunting pressure has unknown, but potentially important impacts on local animal populations.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:ecosystem management; rural households; rural livelihoods; food security; wild foods; bushmeat; natural resources; hunting; Eastern Cape; South Africa
Subjects:Q Science > Q Science (General)
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
Divisions:Faculty > Faculty of Science > Environmental Science
ID Code:1669
Deposited On:07 May 2010 08:30
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