The biodiversity of species and their rates of extinction, distribution, and protection

@article{Pimm2014TheBO,
  title={The biodiversity of species and their rates of extinction, distribution, and protection},
  author={S. Pimm and C. Jenkins and R. Abell and T. Brooks and J. L. Gittleman and L. Joppa and P. Raven and C. Roberts and J. Sexton},
  journal={Science},
  year={2014},
  volume={344}
}
Background A principal function of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) is to “perform regular and timely assessments of knowledge on biodiversity.” In December 2013, its second plenary session approved a program to begin a global assessment in 2015. The Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and five other biodiversity-related conventions have adopted IPBES as their science-policy interface, so these assessments will be important in… Expand
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