Human land-use threatens suitable habitat, increasing extinction risk for 1,700 animals

March 4, 2019

Powers and Jetz use global decadal land-use projections to year 2070 for a range of shared socioeconomic pathways, to reveal important spatial and categorical insight into potential losses in range-wide suitable habitat and extinction risks for about 19,400 species of amphibians, birds and mammals. Substantial declines in suitable habitat are identified for species worldwide, with approximately 1,700 species expected to become imperilled due to land-use change alone.

An online infrastructure to examine projected habitat-suitability range (HSR) loss trends for all terrestrial vertebrates is now provided via Map of Life.

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