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Moment of truth for the Cerrado hotspot

Despite projections of a severe extinction event, a window of opportunity is now open for a mix of policies to avoid biodiversity collapse in the Cerrado hotspot.

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Figure 1: Land use, deforestation and extinctions in the Cerrado.
Figure 2: The main public and private policies needed to retain and restore key Cerrado habitats while enabling agricultural expansion.


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The authors gratefully acknowledge the help of A. Cosenza, A. Oliveira, F. Barros, I. Lorenzini, J. Silveira dos Santos and M. Pereira with the preparation of figures.

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Strassburg, B., Brooks, T., Feltran-Barbieri, R. et al. Moment of truth for the Cerrado hotspot. Nat Ecol Evol 1, 0099 (2017).

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