Friday, 28 July 2017

People and wildlife now threatened by rapid destruction of Central America's forests

'Human Footprint and Cow's Hoofprint' report shows illegal cattle ranching is responsible for more than 90 percent of forest loss in remaining wildlife strongholds

Date: July 26, 2017
Source: Wildlife Conservation Society

Summary: Central America's largest remaining forests are disappearing at a precipitous rate due to illegal cattle ranching, oil palm plantations, and other human-related activities, all of which are putting local communities and the region's wildlife species at high risk, explains a new report.

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