The Convention on Biological Diversity has pledged to reduce species-extinction threats around the globe by 2020. Analysis shows that this goal is achievable but requires a significant increase in the current rate of investment.
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Polasky, S. Conservation in the red. Nature 492, 193–194 (2012). https://doi.org/10.1038/492193a
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