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Post-2020 goals overlook genetic diversity

Laikre, Linda; Hoban, Sean; Bruford, Michael W.; Segelbacher, Gernot; Allendorf, Fred W.; Gajardo, Gonzalo; Gonzalez Rodriguez, Antonio; Hedrick, Philip W.; Heuertz, Myriam; Hohenlohe, Paul A.; Jaffe, Rodolfo; MacDonald, Anna


In January, the secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) released the first draft of a post-2020 global biodiversity framework with goals and targets for biodiversity (1, 2). We are deeply concerned that the goal suggested for genetic diversity—the basic element for evolutionary processes and all biological diversity—is weak. Abundant scientific evidence recognizes the crucial role of intraspecific genetic diversity in ecosystem resilience, species survival, and...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2020-03-06
Type: Journal article
Source: Science
DOI: 10.1126/science.abb2748


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