Habitat fragmentation and mammal extinction

Habitat fragmentation models for 4,018 terrestrial mammal species indicate that, compared with mammals with less fragmented habitats, mammals with more fragmented habitats are at a greater risk of extinction, have smaller geographic ranges, and have a smaller proportion of their habitat considered highly suitable; the authors found that, overall, most highly suitable habitats occur outside of protected areas, findings that can guide priorities for global mammal conservation.

Article #17-05769: “Quantification of habitat fragmentation reveals extinction risk in terrestrial mammalss,” by Kevin R. Crooks et al.