16 Feb '12, 8pm

Republic of the Congo expands park to protect fearless chimps

Republic of the Congo expands park to protect fearless chimps

Humans drove rainforest into savannah in ancient Africa (02/09/2012) Three thousand years ago (around 1000 BCE) several large sections of the Congo rainforest in central Africa suddenly vanished and became savannah. Scientists have long believed the loss of the forest was due to changes in the climate, however a new study in Science implicates an additional culprit: humans. The study argues that a migration of farmers into the region led to rapid land-use changes from agriculture and iron smelting, eventually causing the collapse of rainforest in places and a rise of grasslands. The study has implications for today as scientists warn that the potent combination of deforestation and climate change could flip parts of the Amazon rainforest as well into savannah. Majority of protected tropical forests "empty" due to hunting (02/08/2012) Protected areas in the world's tropical...

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