Human megafauna hunters created the Australian bush

The extinction of Australia’s ancient megafauna, caused by human hunters, changed the landscape of Australia as we know it.

The extinction of the megafauna caused a decline in rainforest and a takeover of eucalyptus forest and dry scrub, creating the Australian bush we are familiar with today.

“Taking out the megafauna had as big an impact on the environment. It was one of the most significant things that happened to that ecosystem over the last 130,000 years,” said Christopher Johnson of the University of Tasmania.

The study shows that humans are the most likely cause of megafauna extinction, highlighting the human impact on Australia’s ecosystem.

Read more at University of Tasmania