A New Forest Threat: Indonesia’s “Empty Forest Syndrome” spreads as encroaching populations empty them of wildlife, notes Erik Meijaard atMongabay.com. Without wildlife, these carbon-storing forests have little chance of functioning properly , since plants and trees as so closely co-adapted to the wildlife for their survival.
Rising populations are a big driver in this, as well we misplaced cultural values.
Wildlife aren’t just pretty ornaments decorating the forest – they are essential to a forest’s existence. Credit Cornell Lab of Ornithology.
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