In Defense of Biodiversity: Why Protecting Species from Extinction Matters

Posted In Ecosystem Destruction, Inform

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A number of biologists have recently made the argument that extinction is part of evolution and that saving species need not be a conservation priority. But this revisionist thinking shows a lack of understanding of evolution and an ignorance of the natural world.

Here’s the point: All life today represents non-extinctions; each species, every living individual, is part of a lineage that has not gone extinct in a billion years…

Read Full Article; Yale E360 (02-12-2018)


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