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The highly threatened and little known Amazonian savannahs

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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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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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  1. William Douglas de Carvalho is at the Programa de Pós-Graduação em Biodiversidade Tropical, Universidade Federal do Amapá, Rod. Juscelino Kubitscheck, S/N - Jardim Marco Zero, Macapá-AP, 68903-419, Brazil.

    • William Douglas de Carvalho
  2. Karen Mustin is at the Institute of Biological and Environmental Sciences, University of Aberdeen, Zoology Building, Tillydrone Avenue, Aberdeen AB24 2TE, UK.

    • Karen Mustin

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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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The authors declare no competing financial interests.

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Correspondence to William Douglas de Carvalho.

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