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Many endangered species stranded outside protected areas, study finds

[ England ] The most comprehensive map of endangered species and where they live has shown that 11% of birds, 24% of mammals and 33% of amphibians are at risk. But worryingly for conservationists, the map suggests that threatened species are not clustered together, making it harder to target resources. So the current “silver bullet” approach to conservation – which relies on protecting areas such as national parks which contain numerous threatened species – is missing many endangered animals. “The fact that [threatened species] are not cropping up in the same places is worrying … Simply picking the most species-rich areas doesn’t necessarily catch everything you want to.”

News notes are courtesy of Southern Forests Network News Notes





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