Study reveals impact of centuries of human activity in American tropics

Tuesday, September 15, 2020 - 09:00 in Biology & Nature

The devastating effects of human activity on wildlife in the American tropics over the last 500 years are revealed. More than half of the species in local 'assemblages' - sets of co-existing species - of medium and large mammals living in the Neotropics of Meso and South America have died out since the region was first colonized by Europeans in the 1500s.

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