Accelerating rate of mountain forest loss concerns scientists, say biodiversity getting affected

Updated: Mar 18 2023 2:13PM

New Delhi, Mar 18 (PTI) Scientists have found out that the annual rate of loss of mountain forests has increased by 50 per cent from 2001-2009 to 2010-2018, when the planet lost approximately 5.2 million hectares of mountain forests per year.

The international team of scientists, led by Leeds University, UK, have expressed concern over the accelerating rate of loss of mountain forests, as more than 85 per cent of the world's bird, mammal, and amphibian species live in mountains, particularly in forest habitats.

The authors, who wanted to investigate the extent and global distribution of mountain forest loss, reported their findings in the journal One Earth.