predation pressure

noun Ecology.
the effect of predation upon a population, resulting in the decrease in size of that population.

Origin:
1940–45

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The prey shortage prompted management agencies to reduce the level of stocked predators in attempts to relieve predation pressure.
There seems to be little to no predation pressure on them.
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