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Colombia, a global biodiversity hotspot, faces rising threats to bird species from expanding human footprint


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A new study published in the journal Environmental Research Letters used satellite mapping data to analyze how changes in human footprint on the landscape between 1970 and 2018 overlapped with distributions of 1,469 Colombian bird species. The study is the first of its kind to expand focus from forested regions, like the Amazon and Chocó, to all of Colombia's terrestrial habitats. Researchers also projected future trends in human impact on bird habitats through 2030.

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