CBSG logoSAVING CRITICALLY ENDANGERED VERTEBRATES IS POSSIBLE, BUT REQUIRES URGENCY AND INVESTMENT

paper published today in Current Biology concluded that immediate conservation action and an investment of an estimated US$1.3 million per species will significantly increase the chances of survival for vertebrates on the brink of extinction.

The paper was published by a multi‐disciplinary research team led by Dr Dalia A Conde and Prof John E Fa from Imperial College London (formerly at Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust), along with Prof Hugh Possingham from CEED and the University of Queensland, and scientists from the Max‐Planck Odense Center at the University of Southern Denmark, Texas A&M University, American Bird Conservancy, IUCN SSC Conservation Breeding Specialist Group, International Species Information System and World Association of Zoos and Aquariums.

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