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Targeted habitat restoration and biodiversity loss

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

Researchers estimated the impact of targeted habitat restoration on the duration between habitat loss and extinction of tropical bird species in two biodiversity hotspots--the Eastern Arc Mountains of Tanzania and the Atlantic Forest of Brazil--and found that restoring links between large adjoining habitat fragments could reduce species extinctions, providing a large potential return on investment in biodiversity.


Article #17-05834: "Targeted habitat restoration can reduce extinction rates in fragmented forests," by William D. Newmark, Clinton Jenkins, Stuart Pimm, Phoebe McNeally, and John Halley.

MEDIA CONTACT: William D. Newmark, Natural History Museum of Utah, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT; tel: 801-587-5738, 801-440-9577; e-mail: <>; Clinton N. Jenkins, Instituto de Pesquisas Ecológicas, Nazaré Paulista, BRAZIL; tel: +55-11-99983-1583; e-mail: <>

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