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The biodiversity of species and their rates of extinction, distribution, and protection [Science]

by Frédéric Magné - published on , updated on

Current rates of extinction are about 1000 times the likely background rate of extinction. Future rates depend on many factors and are poised to increase. Although there has been rapid progress in developing protected areas, such efforts are not ecologically representative, nor do they optimally protect biodiversity.

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