01 August 2011

Biodiversity On Earth Plummets, Despite Growth in Protected Habitats
Huffington Post - USA
Global population is expected to pass 7 billion in October, according to new estimates from the population division of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs at the United Nations. That's an increase of 1 billion people in about a dozen years. Other challenges include the size of protected areas -- which are often too small for larger species to survive -- and the lack of connectivity between protected areas, which is needed for healthy genetic dispersal. ,…(30 July 2011)

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