Investing in evolutionary history: implementing a phylogenetic approach for mammal conservation.

@article{Collen2011InvestingIE,
  title={Investing in evolutionary history: implementing a phylogenetic approach for mammal conservation.},
  author={Ben Collen and Samuel T Turvey and Carly Waterman and Helen M R Meredith and Tyler S. Kuhn and Jonathan E. M. Baillie and Nick J. B. Isaac},
  journal={Philosophical transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological sciences},
  year={2011},
  volume={366 1578},
  pages={2611-22}
}
Under the impact of human activity, global extinction rates have risen a thousand times higher than shown in the fossil record. The resources available for conservation are insufficient to prevent the loss of much of the world's threatened biodiversity during this crisis. Conservation planners have been forced to prioritize their protective activities, in the context of great uncertainty. This has become known as 'the agony of choice'. A range of methods have been proposed for prioritizing… CONTINUE READING
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