Madagascar is facing a catastrophe of total mass extinction of animals
The Dutch University of Groningen has announced the growing threat of complete collapse of all ecosystems on the island of Madagascar.
European and American scientists have found that the process of restoring the unique fauna of Madagascar, destroyed by man, will take at least 3 million years. The press service of the Dutch University of Groningen on Tuesday, January 10, said that this indicates an increasing risk of complete collapse of all ecosystems on the island.
“Our estimate of the period required for the restoration of the fauna of Madagascar is much higher than similar forecasts for the ecosystems of other large islands, including New Zealand and the Caribbean archipelagos,” said Luis Valiente, professor at the University of Groningen. Humanity is taking any action.”
It is noteworthy that the island of Madagascar is part of the ancient subcontinent (Gonduan), which separated from it more than 150 million years ago along with the future Hindustan peninsula and Antarctica (Antarctica). And all this time the island was in complete isolation from other continents, as a result of which unique flora and fauna formed on it.
Many scientists suggest that the appearance of man in Madagascar about 2.5 thousand years ago led to the disappearance of a large number of large species of animals and birds that lived on the island in the past. These include the 3-meter elephant bird Epiornis, the abnormally large giant lemur (Archaeoindris), which is comparable to the size of a gorilla, as well as giant civets and pygmy hippos.