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'Ecological Armageddon': Mammals Vanish Entirely From Forest Fragments After 25 Years

Environment  (tags: protection, ecosystems, environment, animals, climate, wildlife, healthconditions, endangered )

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As tropical forests worldwide are increasingly cut into smaller and smaller fragments, mammal extinctions may not be far behind, according to a new study in Science.

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Past Member (0)
Thursday September 26, 2013, 3:20 pm
Ashamed to be human. :-(

Jonathan Smithsonian (3)
Thursday September 26, 2013, 3:24 pm

Theodore Shayne (56)
Thursday September 26, 2013, 4:10 pm

pam w (139)
Thursday September 26, 2013, 5:18 pm
This shouldn't come as a surprise to ANYONE who's actually paid attention over the last decades.

Bryna Pizzo (139)
Thursday September 26, 2013, 7:05 pm
Thank you! (s, n, p, t)

Fran F (118)
Thursday September 26, 2013, 11:09 pm
Pam is right, this is not surprising. What is surprising that this hasn't been discussed previously.

Frans Badenhorst (582)
Friday September 27, 2013, 1:03 am sad - we really do not know what we are doing...

Past Member (0)
Friday September 27, 2013, 2:37 am
We know this already...sadly very few actually care.

Ingo Schreiner (8)
Friday September 27, 2013, 3:01 am

Frances D (133)
Friday September 27, 2013, 4:30 am
not surprised ... but saddened

Helen Porter (39)
Friday September 27, 2013, 5:01 am
Dark, Dark
is the darkness.
Deep, Deep
is the pain.

Mari ' (1356)
Friday September 27, 2013, 7:05 am
Biologists have been tracking animals and seeing this for years! I'm so happy to see this get to the news here! They need space to live forests are their homes to many 10000's of animals.

Deborah W (6)
Friday September 27, 2013, 7:54 am
Humans ... the worst of all species. Not only are they hellbent on destroying themselves, but also everything in their wake. Stay tuned, coming sooner than later, the point of no return (corrective action) looms large.

Nimue Michelle Pendragon Gaze (339)
Saturday September 28, 2013, 3:59 am
There's only one species of mammal that should be endangered, us. Leave the animals alone!
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