Who has never dreamed of traveling to a deserted island that has never passed through the hands of man?
Live in a totally unspoilt environment and know how it feels to be the first human stepping on a site that has not yet been corrupted by us must be great, but if that is your wish you should start dreaming with the time machine; because, if not, you can never achieve it.
And it is that, according to a study recently carried out by archaeologists from the Oxford University and the Max Planck Institute, there is absolutely no corner of our planet without affecting the human being, either directly or indirectly.
How long has it been since there are no virgin areas on Earth?
According to this study, which is based on a statistical analysis of existing knowledge about the history and archaeological remains found in the last thirty years in different parts of the Earth, it has been a long time since virgin areas on Earth.
They cannot give an exact number, but they do claim that most corruption of the territory arrived at a moment ago 10,000 to 50,000 years, when some human actions like huntingled to a mass extinction of the big beasts that formed the known as megafauna.
This had associated negative effects, such as the worst seed dispersal, which led to a loss of plant diversity and, from there, to many other harmful consequences for the planet.
In what ways has the human being corrupted the Earth?
The human being throughout the years has gone corrupting the territory in many different ways.
On the one hand, agriculture and domestic animal breeding have led to a negative imbalance between species, favoring those that are of interest to man.
In addition, this behavior was spreading until recnditas islands in which large amounts of land were exploited and native fauna and flora were displaced for these new species.
Why is this discovery so useful?
The researchers responsible for this study think that it is a useful find to learn how to focus the environmental conservation strategies for the future.
This is because many of these actions are planned with the aim of recovering some ecosystems that no longer exist, so it is necessary to try to maintain what there is, without getting worse, but without trying to take impossible steps backwards.
Check what actions led to environmental problems in the past it can help us design a action protocol for the future in which the environment in which we live is taken care of, but without neglecting our needs.
So that later they say that knowing the history is useless.