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The Impact of Conservation on the Status of the World’s Vertebrates
Assessing Biodiversity Declines Understanding human impact on biodiversity depends on sound quantitative projection. Pereira et al. (p. 1496, published online 26 October) review quantitativeExpand
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The conservation status of the world's reptiles
Effective and targeted conservation action requires detailed information about species, their distribution, systematics and ecology as well as the distribution of threat processes which affect them.Expand
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Wildlife comeback in Europe: the recovery of selected mammal and bird species
THE ZOOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF LONDON (ZSL), a charity founded in 1826, is a worldrenowned centre of excellence for conservation science and applied conservation. ZSL’s mission is to promote and achieveExpand
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Contact Networks in a Wildlife-Livestock Host Community: Identifying High-Risk Individuals in the Transmission of Bovine TB among Badgers and Cattle
Background The management of many pathogens, which are of concern to humans and their livestock, is complicated by the pathogens' ability to cross-infect multiple host species, including wildlife.Expand
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Hot and bothered: Using trait-based approaches to assess climate change vulnerability in reptiles
Abstract One-fifth of the world's reptiles are currently estimated as threatened with extinction, primarily due to the immediate threats of habitat loss and overexploitation. Climate change presentsExpand
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Sink Potential of Canadian Agricultural Soils
Net greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from Canadian crop and livestock production were estimated for 1990, 1996 and 2001 and projected to 2008. Net emissions were also estimated for three scenarios (lowExpand
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Multiple drivers of decline in the global status of freshwater crayfish (Decapoda: Astacidea)
Rates of biodiversity loss are higher in freshwater ecosystems than in most terrestrial or marine ecosystems, making freshwater conservation a priority. However, prioritization methods are impeded byExpand
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Wild deer as a source of infection for livestock and humans in the UK.
Wild deer can feature in the epidemiology of a wide range of livestock and human diseases in the United Kingdom by representing a source of disease via various transmission routes. This reviewExpand
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Dynamic interactions among badgers: implications for sociality and disease transmission.
1. Direct interactions between individuals play an important part in the sociality of group-living animals, their mating system and disease transmission. Here, we devise a methodology to quantifyExpand
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Overcoming data deficiency in reptiles
We have no information on the risk of extinction of 21% of reptiles listed as Data Deficient on the Sampled Red List Index (SRLI), an indicator developed to track global change in species status.Expand
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