Jump to content
Ornithology Exchange (brought to you by the Ornithological Council)

The world’s tropical ecosystems face trouble

Cara J

Recommended Posts

Biodiversity in tropical ecosystems throughout the world face dramatic declines, unless drastic measures are taken, according to a new study. These declines are due to climate change, habitat loss, pollution, overfishing, hunting and other human impacts. The researchers said exploitation by industrialized countries plays an improtant role. With the tropics including almost all shallow-water corals and over 90 percent of terrestrial birds, scientists say if actions aren’t taken, the ecosystems will face a large biodiversity loss. In a study published in Nature, scientists call for a multinational effort to protect and preserve biodiversity in the tropics. Read the study here.

View the full article

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Restore formatting

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Create New...