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Conserve intact forest landscapes to maximize biodiversity, reduce extinction risk

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  • species most at risk are in areas recently disturbed  by human activity
  • the annual rate of forest loss is 1 1/2 million square km
  • most changes are in the tropics
  • nearly half the losses are in  Sth America
  • 37% of the world's forests have been changed to others uses


for a report see


Journal  article Matthew G. Betts, Christopher Wolf, William J. Ripple, Ben Phalan, Kimberley A. Millers, Adam Duarte, Stuart H. M. Butchart, Taal Levi. Global forest loss disproportionately erodes biodiversity in intact landscapes. Nature, 2017; DOI: 10.1038/nature23285



what a sad  mess we are making of things


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