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Conservation Targets: Do They Help?

abstract1 (full description below): Science, New Series, Vol. 279, No. 5359. (Mar. 27, 1998), pp. 2060-2061.
Conservation Targets. PDF/Acrobat file     Michael E. SoulĂ©; M. A. Sanjayan

Excerpt: The most irreversible environmental problem of this era is the projected rapid loss of biodiversity, including the disappearance of up to half of the world's species. We are concerned ... that these target percentiles ... imply that protecting 10% or so of the land is sufficient to prevent the predicted major extinction event.