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16 January 2019 Environmental factors influencing guanaco distribution and abundance in central Patagonia, Argentina
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Context. The guanaco is the largest wild herbivore inhabiting the Patagonian steppes. Since the end of the 19th Century, it has suffered a progressive decline in numbers owing to poaching and unregulated hunting because of on an assumed competition with sheep. Unfortunately, there has never been a management program for guanaco populations in Argentine Patagonia. Consequently, the guanaco is still considered a pest species by ranchers and has never been considered profitable in the range management model implemented in Patagonia.

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Julieta Pedrana, Alejandro Travaini, Juan Ignacio Zanón, Sonia Cristina Zapata, Alejandro Rodríguez, and Javier Bustamante "Environmental factors influencing guanaco distribution and abundance in central Patagonia, Argentina," Wildlife Research 46(1), 1-11, (16 January 2019). https://doi.org/10.1071/WR18085
Received: 7 May 2018; Accepted: 5 October 2018; Published: 16 January 2019
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