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Where the world’s wildlife is most at risk: Experts create global map of ‘hot-spots’ and ‘cool-spots’ to guide conservation funding

A map showing global 'hotspots' for wildlife species under threat is aiming to help the work of conservationists.  The lighter-coloured 'cool' spots on the map show areas facing low threat to natural habitats, the darker 'hot' spots indicate higher from human activity.  The risk to 5,457 species across the world were mapped by scientists and showed a darkening colour gradient moving from the north to the south pole.  Read more...



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