Fighting deforestation alone fails tropical biodiversity

International efforts to conserve tropical forest species will fail unless they control logging, wildfires and fragmentation in the remaining forests, this is the conclusion of the study ‘Anthropogenic disturbance in tropical forests can double biodiversity loss from deforestation’, which was published in in the world’s leading scientific journal Nature. For the first time, the researchers from 18 international research institutions, including 11 Brazilian institutions (with the participation of IIS), were able to compare the loss of species caused by human disturbances with those that result from habitat loss due to deforestation. The published version of the paper can be accessed from the Nature