Friday, 16 March 2018

Study predicts wildlife of Africa's Albertine Rift will be threatened by climate change

Study using climate models reveals that nearly 50 percent of mammals, birds, plants and other species found nowhere else on earth will become threatened by 2080

Date:  March 9, 2018
Source:  Wildlife Conservation Society

A new study predicts that the effects of climate change will severely impact the Albertine Rift, one of Africa's most biodiverse regions and a place not normally associated with global warming.

Of the species existing within this region, the authors anticipate that nearly 50 percent of the mammals, birds, reptiles, and other organisms found nowhere else on earth will become threatened according to the criteria of the Red List, an inventory of imperiled animals and plants maintained by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).

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