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New map shows alarming growth of the human footprint -- ScienceDaily

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A James Cook University scientist says a new map of the ecological footprint of humankind shows 97 per cent of the most species-rich places on Earth have been seriously altered.

JCU's Professor Bill Laurance has taken part in a study to map the ecological effect of people on the planet. He said the news isn't great.

'The most species-rich parts of the planet -- especially including the tropical rainforests -- have been hit hardest. 

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