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Antarctic biodiversity needs protection – Expert reaction

John Kerr posted in on June 25th, 2015.

Antarctica is teeming with life, but that life needs protection, say the authors of a new review published in Nature. Recent research has revealed that the variety of life in the seemingly inhospitable Antarctic is much greater than previously thought. However the review authors – including a New Zealander – warn that without adequate protection, […]

Antarctica’s biodiversity needs protection – experts respond

John Kerr posted in on June 18th, 2014.

International agreements have designated Antarctica a “natural reserve, devoted to peace and science” —  but are we doing enough to to protect it? A team of Australian researchers are calling for Antarctic biodiversity to be better protected from biological invasions and human activity, saying the last untouched wilderness on Earth is at risk. In a […]

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