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Research Article

Human Population Density and Extinction Risk in the World's Carnivores

  • Marcel Cardillo mail,

    To whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: m.cardillo@imperial.ac.uk

    Affiliations: Department of Biological Sciences, Imperial College London, Ascot, United Kingdom, Institute of Zoology, Zoological Society of London, London, United Kingdom

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  • Andy Purvis,

    Affiliation: Department of Biological Sciences, Imperial College London, Ascot, United Kingdom

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  • Wes Sechrest,

    Affiliation: IUCN Global Mammal Assessment, Species Survival Commission of IUCN and Conservation International Center for Applied Biodiversity Science Biodiversity Assessment Unit, Center for Applied Biodiversity, Conservation International, Washington, District of Columbia, United States of America

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  • John L Gittleman,

    Affiliation: Department of Biology, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia, United States of America

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  • Jon Bielby,

    Affiliation: Institute of Zoology, Zoological Society of London, London, United Kingdom

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  • Georgina M Mace

    Affiliation: Institute of Zoology, Zoological Society of London, London, United Kingdom

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  • Published: July 13, 2004
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pbio.0020197

About the Authors

Marcel Cardillo, Andy Purvis
Department of Biological Sciences, Imperial College London, Ascot, United Kingdom
Marcel Cardillo, Jon Bielby, Georgina M Mace
Institute of Zoology, Zoological Society of London, London, United Kingdom
Wes Sechrest
IUCN Global Mammal Assessment, Species Survival Commission of IUCN and Conservation International Center for Applied Biodiversity Science Biodiversity Assessment Unit, Center for Applied Biodiversity, Conservation International, Washington, District of Columbia, United States of America
John L Gittleman
Department of Biology, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: m.cardillo@imperial.ac.uk

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no conflicts of interest exist.

Author Contributions

MC, AP, JLG, JB, and GMM conceived and designed the study. MC, WS, JLG, and JB contributed data. MC analyzed the data. JLG and JB contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools. MC, AP, WS, and JLG wrote the paper.