The empty forest three decades later: Lessons and prospects

Juliano A. Bogoni, Alexandre R. Percequillo, Katia M. P. M. B. Ferraz, Carlos A. Peres

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

6 Citations (Scopus)


The “Empty Forest” paradigm published three decades ago inspired studies on biodiversity erosion. Evidence to date continues pessimistic regarding the fate of wildlife. This calls for a more proactive approach by several societal actors to realign systems of resource exploitation with the goals of the Convention on Biological Diversity.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)13-18
Number of pages6
Issue number1
Early online date8 Dec 2022
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2023


  • convention on biological diversity
  • defaunation
  • overhunting
  • tropical diversity
  • vertebrates
  • wild meat

Cite this