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A single apex target for biodiversity would be bad news for both nature and people

Conserving biodiversity for its own sake and conserving it to safeguard ecosystem services are distinct goals that cannot both be achieved through a single target analogous to climate’s 1.5 °C, argues Andy Purvis.

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Purvis, A. A single apex target for biodiversity would be bad news for both nature and people. Nat Ecol Evol 4, 768–769 (2020).

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