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Rarity bites

Rare species have to cope not only with habitat loss, genetic bottlenecks and invasive competitors, but also with a self-reinforcing cycle of human greed. This last threat has now been dragged into the spotlight.

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Figure 1: Object of desire — the critically endangered Bali starling.

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Brook, B., Sodhi, N. Rarity bites. Nature 444, 555–556 (2006). https://doi.org/10.1038/444555a

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