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Red List of Ecosystems

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The International Union for the Conservation of Nature published 20 case studies illustrating its new criteria for a …Read More »

Red List of Ecosystems
May 8 in the journal PLOS ONE.

The list, which measures an ecosystem's risk of collapse, will be similar to the group's authoritative Red List of Endangered Species, which created internationally accepted criteria for assessing extinction risk.

Here are the example ecosystems used to come up with the list criteria, from most to least endangered.    Less «
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