Forest fragmentation threatens Europe, species: UN

Agence France-Presse: Fires, felling and agriculture are whittling Europe's forests down into isolated patches, threatening to speed up desertification and deplete wildlife, a UN report warned Tuesday. Isolated forest patches, caused through what is called fragmentation, are more vulnerable to climate change and threaten biodiversity, the United Nations Environment Programme report said. They are also less able "to stabilise soils and supply sufficient water to the cities, companies and communities that rely on......

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