Fish ‘undernourished and underfed’ due to deforestation, study suggests

Blue and Green: Deforestation has led to a decrease in falling leaf litter in rivers and lakes – a vital source of food for a wide array of fish species – with implications for human food consumption, a study has revealed. Researchers have found that increased rates of deforestation, in areas subjected to aggressive commercial tree felling, directly affected the ecosystems based in lakes and rivers nearby. Water-based ecosystems are reliant on the surrounding area for sources of nourishment. Falling leaves......

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