Human activity impacts a quarter of the world’s threatened species

Animals around the globe are losing ground to farming and ranching, and their numbers are dwindling at the hands of human hunters. But the question of where to direct precious resources to protect that biodiversity remains vexing. This week, a team of researchers published a new study with the potential to aid that calculus, for […]

Human activity impacts a quarter of the world’s threatened species

Human activities, like farming and building roads, is impacting a quarter of the world's vulnerable vertebrate species

Tue 12 Mar 19 from Newscientist

Human impacts put a quarter of all species under threat

Global mapping analysis reveals many animals are affected across 90% of their range. Nick Carne reports.

Tue 12 Mar 19 from Cosmos Magazine

Scientists release global wildlife map of 'cool-spots' and 'hot-spots'

A new study maps the last vestiges of wild places where the world's threatened species can take refuge from the ravages of unregulated hunting, land clearing, and other industrial activities.

Tue 12 Mar 19 from Phys.org

Global map shows 'cool-spots' and 'hot-spots' of threatened species’ habitats

Scientists have mapped the world using 'hot' and 'cool' spots according to the level of risk human activity pose to over 5000 species of animals in the wild.

Tue 12 Mar 19 from Daily Mail

New maps show where humans are pushing species closer to extinction

Animals around the globe are losing ground to farming and ranching, and their numbers are dwindling at the hands of human hunters. But the question of where to direct precious resources to protect ...

Fri 15 Mar 19 from Mongabay.com

Mapping the effects of guns, snares and bulldozers on biodiversity

New research reveals that human threats -- like hunting and land clearing -- are extensive across thousands of species' habitats, severely limiting the area they can survive in.

Tue 12 Mar 19 from ScienceDaily

India’s biodiversity-rich zones also ‘hotspots’ of human impacts

It ranks 16th in the world with 35 species affected on an average

Tue 12 Mar 19 from The Hindu

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