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Mountains become islands

Frankfurt am Main/ Germany, March 14, 2018. The mountains of East Africa are a treasure trove of biodiversity. However, their ecosystems may be at a higher risk than previously realized as researchers of the German Senckenberg Biodiversity and Climate Centre and the University of Bayreuth point out in a new study recently published “Global Change Biology”. The researchers have discovered that Mount Kilimanjaro is turning into an "ecological island". Agriculture and housing construction have eliminated the natural vegetation that used to serve as a bridge to the surrounding area, enabling the diversity of species to develop to its current levels. Neighbouring mountain regions are presumably also being isolated from their surrounding areas. 

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