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The impact of conservation on the status of the world's vertebrates.

Abstract:

Using data for 25,780 species categorized on the International Union for Conservation of Nature Red List, we present an assessment of the status of the world's vertebrates. One-fifth of species are classified as Threatened, and we show that this figure is increasing: On average, 52 species of mammals, birds, and amphibians move one category closer to extinction each year. However, this overall pattern conceals the impact of conservation successes, and we show that the rate of deterioration wo...

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10.1126/science.1194442

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Hoffmann, M More by this author
Hilton-Taylor, C More by this author
Brooks, TM More by this author
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Journal:
Science (New York, N.Y.)
Volume:
330
Issue:
6010
Pages:
1503-1509
Publication date:
2010-12-05
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EISSN:
1095-9203
ISSN:
0036-8075
URN:
uuid:3607c51b-df6c-459b-adcc-bbee09a131bd
Source identifiers:
107224
Local pid:
pubs:107224

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