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Islands - our biggest extinction battlegrounds

Date posted: 
Saturday, October 28, 2017

New research finds nearly 50% of the most threatened vertebrates live on islands.

A screen grab from the Threatened Island Biodiversity Database website

New research has found that nearly half of the earth’s highly threatened vertebrates live on islands – and two thirds of them overlap with invasive species. With this information, we’re better equipped than ever before to focus conservation where it’s most needed. Like Gough Island, where removing invasive mice could save six threatened bird species in one go. Read about this fascinating study here.

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