The role of taxonomy in species conservation.

  • Georgina M. Mace
  • Published 2004 in
    Philosophical transactions of the Royal Society…


Taxonomy and species conservation are often assumed to be completely interdependent activities. However, a shortage of taxonomic information and skills, and confusion over where the limits to 'species' should be set, both cause problems for conservationists. There is no simple solution because species lists used for conservation planning (e.g. threatened… (More)


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@article{Mace2004TheRO, title={The role of taxonomy in species conservation.}, author={Georgina M. Mace}, journal={Philosophical transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological sciences}, year={2004}, volume={359 1444}, pages={711-9} }