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These countries are the most dangerous for wildlife

A worker arranges wood logs in a deserted industrial area in Bumbesti-Jiu, about 300 km (186 miles) west of Bucharest, in this November 13, 2008 file photo. After Pirelli turned parts of Bumbesti-Jiu's crumbling industrial zone into a new factory last year, residents of this small town in southwestern Romania hoped the lean years were over. Fears about job security and anger about being left behind now dominate Romania's political campaign ahead of the November 30 parliamentary election. Picture taken November 13, 2008. To match feature ROMANIA ELECTION/BASICS/ REUTERS/Bogdan Cristel (ROMANIA) - GM1E4BQ03N401

Unsustainable development is the biggest killer of wildlife globally. Image: REUTERS/Bogdan Cristel

James Allan
PhD Candidate, University of Queensland
James Watson
Associate Professor, University of Queensland
Christopher O'Bryan
PhD Candidate, School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, , The University of Queensland
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Hotspots of threats and threatened species richness.
Hotspots of threats and threatened species richness. Image: Allan et al. Plos Biol.,Author provided
 Coolspots of unimpacted species richness.
Coolspots of unimpacted species richness. Image: Allan et al. Plos Biol.,Author provided
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