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Are comparative studies of extinction risk useful for conservation?

Cardillo, Marcel; Meijaard, Erik

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Large-scale, comparative studies of species extinction risk have become common in conservation science, but their influence on conservation practice appears limited. The link between such studies and the practice of conservation breaks down in two key places. First, results of comparative studies are often ambiguous, inconsistent and difficult to translate into policy. Second, conservation as currently practiced emphasizes the rescue and protection of currently threatened biodiversity, whereas...[Show more]

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Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/64162
Source: Trends in Ecology and Evolution
DOI: 10.1016/j.tree.2011.09.013

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