Madagascar forests may end due to climate change. Climate change and deforestation can completely eliminate the habitat of wildlife along with the eastern rain forests of Madagascar by 2070. This will cause the most damage to thousands of plants, mammals, reptiles, and amphibians living in the island region. This has been claimed in a new study.
This study, published in the journal Nature Climate Change, found that future devastation can be reduced by conserving the region. But this is only possible when environmentalists work towards a long-term solution to end greenhouse gas emissions. Madagascar is one of the largest hotspots of biodiversity. Only 80 to 90 percent of its area consists of animal and plant species. According to researchers at the City University of New York (CUNY) in the US, the forests of Madagascar have been greatly ruined for the past several decades due to excessive deforestation and climate change.
He said that due to human activities, a large area in the eastern part of Madagascar has become devoid of trees. Many creatures lived here. The region was particularly suited to two endangered species of monkeys called lemurs. But now their houses have been destroyed,
Animals increase the area of the forests
The researchers said, ‘These animals play a central role in spreading the seeds of many plant species and the rainforest provides food and shelter to keep them alive.’ CUNY professor Andia Baden said, ‘As seed propagator Due to their important role and their susceptibility to habitat degradation, the lemurs have been instrumental in the health of the entire eastern rainforest of Madagascar. Twpuarn serve as indicators.
Housing has decreased by 50 percent
He said that when we estimated the effects of deforestation and climate change, we found that due to climate change, the habitat of lemurs has been reduced by 50 percent. Baden said, “By the end of this century, both of these factors can make the situation even more dangerous.”