Friday, December 2, 2016

World’s Vanishing Wild Places are Vital for Saving Species: Virunga, Gorillas, Elephants… – SAVE VIRUNGA

World’s Vanishing Wild Places are Vital for Saving Species: Virunga, Gorillas, Elephants… – SAVE VIRUNGA
In science, it’s rare that a new idea comes along that stops people in their tracks. For ecologists, this has just happened, in a paper that found that species living in wild places have more genetic diversity than the same species living in areas dominated by people. ..wilderness areas have shrunk by a tenth globally in just the past two decades. Large wild areas are now mostly confined to cold, dry or otherwise inhospitable parts of the planet such as the far north and big deserts. Biologically rich rainforests have been destroyed the fastest. But this new finding is a game-changer, because it shows that genetic variation, the raw fuel for evolution, relies on wilderness too.
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