Without humans, the whole world could look like Serengeti: New study shows what the natural worldwide diversity patterns of mammals would be like in the absence of past and present human impacts

The fact that the greatest diversity of large mammals is found in Africa reflects past human activities — and not climatic or other environmental constraints. This is determined in a new study, which presents what the world map of mammals would look like if modern man (Homo sapiens) had never existed.

Source: Without humans, the whole world could look like Serengeti: New study shows what the natural worldwide diversity patterns of mammals would be like in the absence of past and present human impacts

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