Selecting Species to Save

With as much as 30% of all species potentially at risk of extinction, there is a 'Noah's ark' problem of selecting which species to save.....
14 March 2014
Presented by Harriet Johnson

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 One of the most famous and often-copied paintings of a Dodo specimen, as painted by Roelant Savery in the late 1620s. The image came into the possession of the ornithologist George Edwards, who later gave it to the British Museum, hence the name. The...

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With as much as 30% of all species potentially at risk of extinction, there is a 'Noah's ark' problem of selecting which species to save. This week the Royal Society held a meeting to discuss extinction risks and the best strategies to prioritise conservation.

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