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Pacific bird extinctions decimated global biodiversity

John Kerr posted in on March 27th, 2013.

Overhunting and deforestation by Pre-European settlers in the Pacific led to extensive loss of bird life, according to new estimates of extinction rates in the region. In a new study, scientists used fossil records from 41 Pacific islands to model the number of birds lost over the last 4,000 years. Their findings show the extinction […]

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