Wilderness areas halve extinction risk

19 Sep 2019
Arnhem Land in the Northern Territory has been identified by researchers as an 'at-risk' wilderness area

A University of Queensland and CSIRO study has found that wilderness areas – where human impact is minimal or absent – halves the global risk of species extinction.

UQ Centre for Biodiversity and Conservation Science Director Professor James Watson said vital wilderness areas could not be restored so urgent action was needed to ensure these areas were marked for conservation and remained protected.

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