Human activity forces animals to move further to survive, study finds

Human activity forces animals to move further to survive, study finds

Hunting and recreation found to have greater impact than urbanisation and logging

Human activity is fundamentally altering the distances the world’s animals need to move to live, hunt and forage, according to a study that examined the impact on more than 160 species across six continents.

All activities changed the behaviour of animals, but the study found destructive activities such as urbanisation and logging affected the movement of animals less than sporadic endeavours such as using aircraft, hunting and recreation.

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