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How humans are limiting animal movements

Humans change entire landscapes – by building cities and roads, by farming land and by exploiting natural resources. What effects does this have on animals and their habitats? Using the GPS location data of more than 800 animals, a team of scientists was able to prove a reduction in animal movements in areas with a high human footprint. Movements of mammals in areas with a high human footprint were found to be on average one half to one third the extent of their movements in areas with a low human footprint. The…