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The highly threatened and little known Amazonian savannahs

The biodiversity of the Amazonian savannahs may be lost before it is known, unless scientists, conservationists and policymakers come together quickly to protect it.

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Figure 1: The distribution of Amazonian savannahs and the three types of protected area throughout the Amazon biome.
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Acknowledgements

We thank H. R. da Silva for comments on this manuscript. W.D.C. was supported by a post-doctoral scholarship (Programa Nacional de Pós Doutorado, PNPD) from the Coordenação de Aperfeiçomento de Pessoal de Nível Superior (CAPES).

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W.D.C. conducted the literature search to quantify the number of studies carried out in the Amazonian savannahs. K.M. conducted the GIS analyses to calculate total areas, and areas protected. Both authors contributed equally to the ideas and writing of the manuscript.

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Correspondence to William Douglas de Carvalho.

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de Carvalho, W., Mustin, K. The highly threatened and little known Amazonian savannahs. Nat Ecol Evol 1, 0100 (2017). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41559-017-0100

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