The Impact of Anthropogenic Activity on Animal Distribution and Density

It is important to understand species distribution, density and diversity in order to properly allocate hunting permits, as well as to understand predator-prey dynamics, resource use, habitat selection, and historical trends in a reserve. Not only does hunting affect wildlife in the reserve, but other human activities can have an impact as well. It is imperative to determine the severity of that relationship and this study intends to quantify it.