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Conservation research in practice


One million species are threatened with extinction, many of them in the coming decades. That's more than ever before.

This unprecedented loss of biodiversity endangers valuable ecosystems and human well-being. But what prevents us from putting knowledge from nature conservation research into practice? The journal Biological Conservation has published a collection of 14 articles on this subject. A team headed by Bea Maas from the Department of Botany and Biodiversity Research shows in the editorial why interdisciplinary cooperation is crucial for the protection of global biodiversity. [more]

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