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Australia’s mammal fauna requires a strategic and enhanced network of predator-free havens

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Fig. 1: Increase in species representation under haven network expansion.

b, Dave Watts/Alamy Stock Photo.


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This research was supported by the Australian government’s National Environmental Science Program, through the Threatened Species Recovery Hub.

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Ringma, J., Legge, S., Woinarski, J. et al. Australia’s mammal fauna requires a strategic and enhanced network of predator-free havens. Nat Ecol Evol 2, 410–411 (2018).

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