Extinction risk and conservation priority analyses for 64 endemic fishes in the Upper Yangtze River, China

  title={Extinction risk and conservation priority analyses for 64 endemic fishes in the Upper Yangtze River, China},
  author={Xiong Zhang and Xin Gao and Jianwei Wang and Wenxuan Cao},
  journal={Environmental Biology of Fishes},
It is a global concern to assess extinction risk and set conservation priority for threatened species. In the present study, we assessed extinction risks and conservation priorities for 64 endemic fish species in the Upper Yangtze River, which might be threatened by cascade dams in the Lower Jinsha River. Eight independent criteria were selected and scored to calculate an Extinction Risk Index (ERI) and a Conservation Priority Index (CPI) for each species with a linear rating system. These… 
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