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Fires in Nature: A Review of the Challenges for Wild Animals

Version 1 : Received: 3 August 2020 / Approved: 5 August 2020 / Online: 5 August 2020 (10:26:16 CEST)
Version 2 : Received: 27 August 2020 / Approved: 28 August 2020 / Online: 28 August 2020 (08:50:40 CEST)

How to cite: Gutierrez, J.; de Miguel, J. Fires in Nature: A Review of the Challenges for Wild Animals. Preprints 2020, 2020080124 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202008.0124.v1). Gutierrez, J.; de Miguel, J. Fires in Nature: A Review of the Challenges for Wild Animals. Preprints 2020, 2020080124 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202008.0124.v1).

Abstract

Animals living in the wild are exposed to numerous challenges, such as fires, that can lead to animal suffering. The impacts of fire have been studied in different branches of ecology, but studies of its effects on the welfare of individual animals remain scarce. The current review aims to synthesize a sample of relevant aspects regarding fire’s negative effects on wild animals. This review provides a better understanding of how fire compromises animal welfare, providing an example of how to use the knowledge gathered in ecology studies to examine the welfare of wild animals. It can help raise concern for the situation of wild animals as individuals, and to develop the field of welfare biology, by identifying promising future lines of research. The fundamentals of carrying out future work to design protocols for rescuing animals or preventing the harms they can suffer in fires is also explored.

Subject Areas

animal suffering; animal welfare; fires; wild animals

Comments (1)

Comment 1
Received: 9 August 2020
Commenter: Robert Kisasa Kafutshi
Commenter's Conflict of Interests: No conflit
Comment: I suggest that in your summary the different parts such as the purpose and the research question, the methodology, the result and the conclusion be clear. Your problem is perfect and known but what is your research question?? Are you doing a literature review on the subject or a field method? If this is a literature review how many books have you exploited? In your summary we must have these answers.
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