90% of tropical amphibian and reptile species affected by forest fragmentation

 

 

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/08/160801093245.htm

Life on the edge: How forest fragmentation is impacting on amphibian and reptile species

Source: Newcastle University

Summary:

Experts call for new conservation guidelines after research shows 90% of tropical amphibian and reptile species are affected by the ‘edge effect’ and forest islands less than 500m in diameter are putting many at risk.

 

Published by

Willem Van Cotthem

Honorary Professor of Botany, University of Ghent (Belgium). Scientific Consultant for Desertification and Sustainable Development.