Bear and Fox picture book illustration, the animals hiking in a fall forest

Forest animal life

Animal territories decrease

Animals in the wild have less space for living.

I saw an article of an extensive study just published in Nature Ecology & Evolution in today’s Helsingin Sanomat daily newspaper.

Animals in the wild have less space for living, and their life is getting more difficult.

Human activity and infrastructure force animals to travel up to twice the distance of food, shelter, or mating partners, for example, compared to their fellow species living in their untouched areas. Animal territories have also declined substantially in many species.

Many animal species also benefit from human activities. Yet, human action has a tremendous impact on wild animals, and their needs should be better taken into account.

TIP You can use Chrome to read articles in foreign languages. You can set it to translate any language into your own and it works quite well!