alexa Selective logging takes its toll on mammals, amphibians

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Selective logging takes its toll on mammals, amphibians

The selective logging of trees in otherwise intact tropical forests can take a serious toll on the number of animal species living there. Mammals and amphibians are particularly sensitive to the effects of high-intensity logging, according to researchers who conducted a meta-analysis of almost 50 previously published studies from around the world. Selective logging in the tropics is not a new phenomenon, and it will continue to be a common use of the forest. Based on invertebrate surveys, primarily representing butterflies, dung beetles, and ants, Burivalova and her colleagues found further diversity losses with logging.

 
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