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Estimating the global conservation status of more than 15,000 Amazonian tree species.

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Estimates of extinction risk for Amazonian plant and animal species are rare and not often incorporated into land-use policy and conservation planning. We overlay spatial distribution models with historical and projected deforestation to show that at least 36% and up to 57% of all Amazonian tree species are likely to qualify as globally threatened under International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List criteria. If confirmed, these results would increase the number of threatened ...

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Peer reviewed

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10.1126/sciadv.1500936

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Name:
Netherlands Foundation for the Advancement of Tropical Research
Grant:
W84-581
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Name:
National Geographic Society
Grant:
8481-08
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Name:
MCTI–Museu Paraense Emílio Goeldi–Proc
Grant:
407232/2013-3–PVE-MEC/MCTI/CAPES/CNPq
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FEPIM
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044/2003
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Conselho Nacional de Desenvovimento Científico e Tecnológico of Brazi
Grant:
1600/2006
Publisher:
American Association for the Advancement of Science
Journal:
Science advances More from this journal
Volume:
1
Issue:
10
Pages:
e1500936
Publication date:
2015-11-20
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EISSN:
2375-2548
Language:
English
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pubs:584077
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uuid:ab8c1722-8eaf-448f-8d7d-8b1c1c927ba7
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pubs:584077
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584077
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2016-01-22

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