Island Biogeography Theory and Conservation Practice

@article{Simberloff1976IslandBT,
  title={Island Biogeography Theory and Conservation Practice},
  author={Daniel Simberloff and Lawrence G. Abele},
  journal={Science},
  year={1976},
  volume={191},
  pages={285 - 286}
}
The application of island biogeography theory to conservation practice is premature. Theoretically and empirically, a major conclusion of such applications—that refuges should always consist of the largest possible single area—can be incorrect under a variety of biologically feasible conditions. The cost and irreversibility of large-scale conservation programs demand a prudent approach to the application of an insufficiently validated theory. 

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