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How are garbage dumps impacting vertebrate demography, health, and conservation?

Research paper by Pablo I.Plaza, Sergio A.Lambertucci

Indexed on: 26 Oct '17Published on: 01 Oct '17Published in: Global Ecology and Conservation



Abstract

•Dumps produce contrasting Impacts on individuals and populations using them.•Dumps provide abundant and permanent food, but also increment the risk of pathogens infection and toxics exposure.•Indirectly, dumps may produce negative impacts on species that do not take advantage of these sites.•Dumps may provide food to invasive species and favour the invasion process.•Some threatened species could depend on food provided by dumps.