Biodiversity Risks from Fossil Fuel Extraction

@article{Butt2013BiodiversityRF,
  title={Biodiversity Risks from Fossil Fuel Extraction},
  author={Nathalie Butt and Hawthorne L. Beyer and Joseph R. Bennett and Duan Biggs and Ramona Maggini and Morena Mills and Anna R. Renwick and Leonie Seabrook and Hugh P. Possingham},
  journal={Science},
  year={2013},
  volume={342},
  pages={425 - 426}
}
The overlapping of biodiverse areas and fossil fuel reserves indicates high-risk regions. Despite a global political commitment to reduce biodiversity loss by 2010 through the 2002 Convention on Biological Diversity, declines are accelerating and threats are increasing (1). Major threats to biodiversity are habitat loss, invasion by exotic species and pathogens, and climate change, all principally driven by human activities. Although fossil fuel (FF) extraction has traditionally been seen as a… 
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