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Human activity threatens billions of years of evolutionary history

May 31, 2020 - General

A ZSL study published in Nature Communications today maps the evolutionary history of the world’s terrestrial vertebrates—amphibians, birds, mammals and reptiles—for the first time, exploring how areas with large concentrations of evolutionarily distinct and threatened species are being impacted by our ever-increasing ‘human footprint’.

Mary River turtle [Credit: Chris Van Wyk]Worryingly, the researchers discovered that many regions…

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