Subsistence Hunting (image) Wildlife Conservation Society Share Print E-Mail Caption Scientists say that subsistence hunting in Neotropical rain forests -- the mainstay of local people as a source of protein and a direct connection to these ecosystems -- is in jeopardy from a variety of factors. Credit Galo Zapata-Rios/WCS Usage Restrictions for one time use only for stories related to this study. proper credit must be used Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.