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Latent extinction risk and the future battlegrounds of mammal conservation

Cardillo, Marcel; Mace, Georgina M; Gittleman, John L; Purvis, Andy


Global conservation prioritization usually emphasizes areas with highest species richness or where many species are thought to be at imminent risk of extinction. However, these strategies may overlook areas where many species have biological traits that make them particularly sensitive to future human impact but are not yet threatened because such impact is currently low. In this article, we identify such areas for the world's mammals using latent extinction risk, the discrepancy between a...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2006
Type: Journal article
Source: PNAS - Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
DOI: 10.1073/pnas.0510541103


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