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Conserving biodiversity hotspots

Is it a good conservation strategy to protect areas which have been shown to have high numbers of species of a certain group of animals, for example birds? How well will this protect other groups of animals, for example mammals, reptiles or insects?


Author: Gary Powney, Centre for Ecology & Hydrology/Imperial College London [Contact Gary]
Photo of rainforest in Belize by Claire Wood, copyright Centre for Ecology & Hydrology

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