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Definition of "overexploitation" []

  • Excessive and damaging exploitation (noun)

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Use "overexploitation" in a sentence
  • "Exceptions include species that have been protected in reserves, that have had their particular threats (such as overexploitation) eliminated, and that tend to thrive in land­scapes that have been modified by human activity."
  • "The impact of other important driv­ers, such as overexploitation and invasive species, could not be assessed as fully, suggesting that terrestrial biodiversity loss may be larger than the above projection."
  • "In 2005, a staggering three quarters of the world's fish stocks were fully exploited, overexploited, depleted or recovering from overexploitation, meaning they have been fished at or beyond their maximum sustainable limits, according to the UN."