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Mammals on the EDGE: Conservation Priorities Based on Threat and Phylogeny
A simple index is defined that measures the contribution made by different species to phylogenetic diversity and how the index might contribute towards species-based conservation priorities and suggests that global conservation priorities may have to be reassessed in order to prevent a disproportionately large amount of mammalian evolutionary history becoming extinct in the near future.
Investing in evolutionary history: implementing a phylogenetic approach for mammal conservation
This work evaluates how a composite measure of extinction risk and phylogenetic isolation (EDGE) has been used to prioritize species according to their degree of unique evolutionary history (evolutionary distinctiveness, ED) weighted by conservation urgency (global endangerment, GE).
Scaling up pangolin conservation
This conservation action plan represents those considered critical by the IUCN SSC Pangolin Specialist Group, and which urgently require implementation.
Increased conservation marketing effort has major fundraising benefits for even the least popular species
Conservationists often complain that their study species are ignored by donors. However, marketing theory could help understand and increase the profile and fundraising potential of these neglected
Building capacity in biodiversity monitoring at the global scale
Human-driven global change is causing ongoing declines in biodiversity worldwide. In order to address these declines, decision-makers need accurate assessments of the status of and pressures on
Historical data for conservation: reconstructing range changes of Chinese pangolin (Manis pentadactyla) in eastern China (1970–2016)
The results suggest that the range of the species decreased by 52.20% between the 1970s and early 2000s and that the population is now mainly confined to the Wuyi Mountains, attributable to anthropogenic pressures.
Case Studies of Capacity Building for Biodiversity Monitoring
Monitoring the status and trends of species is critical to their conservation and management. However, the current state of biodiversity monitoring is insufficient to detect such for most species and