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

22 Apr 2020

“The world is facing a biodiversity crisis, with up to half a million species under imminent threat of extinction over coming decades,” said Professor Watson.

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’.

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