Climate change not the only threat to endangered species and habitat matters, Although climate change is one of the biggest threats to ecosystems that are already polluted on Earth, it may not be the worst of all species at this time, the authors of a new report on the effects of deforestation on two species of lemurs in Madagascar.
These include habitat destruction and fragmentation, over burning, persecution, invasive species and pollution, and climate change. However, the latter was given special attention because of its global reach, its ability to redesign entire ecosystems and other areas that influence “Protected”. endangered species and habitat matters.
To understand this threat, they modeled the effects of deforestation and climate change on two species of lemurs of the endangered genus Varecia over the next century. Because of its significant role as one of the youngest seeds on a large scale and its vulnerability to habitat loss, makis serves as an important indicator of the health of tropical forests.
They estimate that adequate habitat for tropical forests can be reduced by 59% through deforestation, up to 75% through climate change alone, and almost completely lost by both before 2080.
Madagascar faces tremendous forest loss, and lemurs only occur there and elsewhere. At this rate, we will lose rainforests and lemurs without climate change, but with climate change we will lose them faster. If we succeed in delaying deforestation, we can save some of them. Not all, but a few.
a researcher says the problem is not with humans who don’t try to conserve habitat to save lemurs. Protected areas already exist, say reservoirs. If we want to protect habitats and species from the background of climate change, we must do it better. But the outlook is also pretty bleak in well-protected areas.
The authors also discuss the possibility that climate change will change the ability of local communities to grow and harvest food, which may require further intervention in protected areas.