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Animal species becoming extinct in Haiti as deforestation nearly complete


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A research collaboration that included two scientists affiliated with Oregon State University found that 42 of Haiti's 50 largest mountains have lost all of their primary forest.

Moreover, mountaintop surveys of vertebrates showed that species are disappearing along with the trees, highlighting the global threat to biodiversity by human causes.

Along with the mass extinctions, the findings, published today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, suggest that over the next two decades Haiti will lose all of its remaining primary forest cover.

The National Science Foundation and the Critical Ecosystems Partnership Fund supported this research.

read more:https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/10/181029164650.htm

Posted by on Nov 4 2018. Filed under Forest & Land, News at Now, News From Roots. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

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