Conservation-induced extinction

Published in: wikipedia > english > Conservation-induced extinction | Published on 16/May/2018 11:51

Efforts to save endangered species may, paradoxically, lead to conservation-induced extinction of other species – a phenomenon summarized by a recent study. It mostly threatens the parasite and pathogen species that are highly host-specific to critically endangered hosts. When the last individuals of a host species are captured for the purpose of captive breeding and reintroduction programs...[Read More]

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