Chapters 17 & 18

Chapter 17. Tigers, pangolins and honeycreepers


This article from the Worldwatch Institute says more on the peril posed to pangolins arising from the illegal wildlife trade

Pacific aliens

Some background on how the introduced birds now found on the Hawaiian islands do not fulfil the same pollination functions as the native species
For an overview of the Western Ghats Biodiversity Hotspot more can be found in this paper from the Critical Ecosystems Partnership Fund

The Western Ghats and other Asian hotspots

An overview of the status of forests in the Western Ghats can be found here

Chapter 18. Poachers into gamekeepers

The proposal to convert the legal status of former logging concessions into permanent forest areas is discussed more in this 2013 article published by Mongabay, ‘Indonesia should convert logging concessions to protected areas to stop deforestation for plantations, argues study’