Critically endangered South American forests were man made
Critically endangered South American forests thought to be the result of climate change were actually spread by ancient communities, archaeologists have found.
Huge swathes of land in Chile, Brazil and Argentina are covered with millions of Araucaria, or monkey puzzle trees, thanks to people planting or cultivating them more than a thousand years ago, a new study shows. Recent logging means the landscape is now one of the world’s most at-risk environments. Read more.