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Tree conservation for zoologists

David Gill

The world’s tree species are in urgent need of assistance. With more than 9,000 species sliding towards extinction, there is an ever growing need to take action to halt or abate the decline of wild populations.

For nearly all tree species, the protection of healthy and well-connected habitats is the number one priority.

But, just like other species groups, the conservation of many trees also requires a more nuanced approach – think nest-boxes for the last Mauritian kestrels, anti-poaching patrols for Sumatran tigers or hatcheries for loggerhead turtles. Trees too require conservationists to pay attention to detail.

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Tuesday, February 24, 2015