25 Mar '15, 8pm

Bad News: Only Two Intact Forests Left On Earth via @ecorazzi

Bad News: Only Two Intact Forests Left On Earth via @ecorazzi

Bad News: Only Two Intact Forests Left On Earth 0 Tweet by Brianne Hogan March 25, 2015 Categories: Environment , Science . Here’s a depressing discovery: a new study revealed that the world’s forests are more fragmented than ever. Researchers at North Carolina State University found that if someone were to be taken randomly into one of the world’s many forests, there would be a 70 percent chance of being within a half-mile of the forest edge. The analysis means that, basically, no forest on Earth, except for those in the Amazon and Congo, can be considered wilderness. You can blame urban, suburban and agricultural development for carving up forests, as well as other vital habitats, like fields, wetlands and ecosystems. “It’s no secret that the world’s forests are shrinking, so this study asked about the effects of this habitat loss and fragmentation on the remaining fores...

Full article: http://www.ecorazzi.com/2015/03/25/bad-news-only-two-inta...

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