The biodiversity debate is over – now let’s save the planet

22 Apr 2020

Conservation researchers have debated two different approaches to protecting biodiversity for years, but an international team of scientists has found a combination could achieve the best results.

University of Queensland’s Professor James Watson said the team used computer modelling, big data and satellite imaging to piece together a map that ‘flipped the debate on its head’. 

“The world is facing a biodiversity crisis, with up to half a million species under imminent threat of extinction over coming decades,” Professor Watson, Director of Science and Research Initiative with the Wildlife Conservation Society said.

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