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Animal Extinction Can Be Hazardous to Your Health

Animal Extinction Can Be Hazardous to Your Health

Animal Extinction Can Be Hazardous to Your Health Written by Joseph Kiesecker Published on May 2nd, 2011 | Discuss This Article A recent article from The New York Times looks at the correlation between climate change , forest degradation and other pressures facing wildlife and how these threats are sending many species into a “steep downward spiral, from which experts say they will never recover.” Finding ways to make wildlife conservation relevant to people has become a major focus of conservation organizations around the world. Promoting Ecosystem Services — the benefits that nature provides for people – is the key to moving wildlife conservation further up the priority list for a larger portion of society. To date conservation organizations have primarily focused on services like clean water , clean air, fertile soil, and storm protection when highlighting the benefits ...

Full article: http://blog.nature.org/2011/05/animal-extinction-can-be-h...

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