Last biodiversity resorts under threat
August 10th 2012 | Tags: Ecosystems and biodiversity
Establishing protected and conservation areas to conserve biodiversity makes sense. But it is not enough to protect biodiversity. The continual increase in our numbers and activity put ever more pressure on increasingly fragile ecosystems.
A study on Nature, reported by the BBC, finds that biodiversity in a large number of protected tropical forests continues to decline.
These are the last refuges of many threatened species and are being threatened by habitat disruption, hunting and timber extraction.
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