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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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Global climate change and accuracy of prediction of species’ geographical ranges: establishment success of introduced ladybirds (Coccinellidae, Chilocorus spp.) worldwide
Aim Predictions of how the geographical ranges of species change implicitly assume that range can be determined without invoking climate change. The aim here was to determine how accurate predictionsExpand
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Global warming, elevational ranges and the vulnerability of tropical biota
Tropical species with narrow elevational ranges may be thermally specialized and vulnerable to global warming. Local studies of distributions along elevational gradients reveal small-scale patternsExpand
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New policy directions for global pond conservation
Despite the existence of well‐established international environmental and nature conservation policies (e.g., the Ramsar Convention and Convention on Biological Diversity) ponds are largely missingExpand
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Continental-scale conservation prioritization of African dragonflies
Indicators on the state of global biodiversity illustrate continued decline, while pressure on biodiversity keeps rising. This necessitates revisiting site prioritization and species protection forExpand
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Solutions for humanity on how to conserve insects
The fate of humans and insects intertwine, especially through the medium of plants. Global environmental change, including land transformation and contamination, is causing concerning insectExpand
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Comparative assessment of scoring methods to evaluate the conservation value of pond and small lake biodiversity
Fresh waters are among the most endangered ecosystems in the world. Practical tools to measure their biodiversity value are needed for their effective conservation. Besides species richness, otherExpand
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A critique of the dragonfly delusion hypothesis: why sampling exuviae does not avoid bias
Abstract.  1. A recent study comparing adult and exuvial odonate richness concluded that adult surveys overestimate the number of species reproducing successfully. The authors called this phenomenonExpand
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Scientists' warning to humanity on insect extinctions
Abstract Here we build on the manifesto ‘World Scientists’ Warning to Humanity, issued by the Alliance of World Scientists. As a group of conservation biologists deeply concerned about the decline ofExpand
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An ecological network is as good as a major protected area for conserving dragonflies
Abstract Freshwaters are highly threatened ecosystems, with agro-forestry being a major threat to sub-tropical wetlands. In the Maputaland–Pondoland–Albany global biodiversity hotspot of SouthExpand
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