Scientists identify conservation areas to prevent extinction for thousands of species

July 10, 2024

A coalition of conservationists and researchers have shown how we can prevent the most likely and imminent species extinctions by saving a tiny percentage of the planet’s surface. This affordable, achievable plan would make it possible to preserve the most threatened species from extinction, safeguarding Earth’s wildlife for the future.  

Recently published in Frontiers in Science, the authors identify the most critical, currently unprotected areas of biodiversity in the world. These areas are home to over 4,700 threatened species, including mammals, birds, amphibians and rare plants. 

“Global climate change and species extinctions are twin crises our generation is facing and we are all in it as we have only one Earth,” said co-author Anup Joshi, a program coordinator and research associate in CFANS. 

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