Catastrophic extinctions follow deforestation in Singapore

  title={Catastrophic extinctions follow deforestation in Singapore},
  author={B. Brook and N. Sodhi and P. Ng},
  • B. Brook, N. Sodhi, P. Ng
  • Published 2003
  • Medicine, Biology
  • Nature
  • The looming mass extinction of biodiversity in the humid tropics is a major concern for the future, yet most reports of extinctions in these regions are anecdotal or conjectural, with a scarcity of robust, broad-based empirical data. Here we report on local extinctions among a wide range of terrestrial and freshwater taxa from Singapore (540 km2) in relation to habitat loss exceeding 95% over 183 years. Substantial rates of documented and inferred extinctions were found, especially for forest… CONTINUE READING
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