Future of the Environment

We are severely underestimating the problem of endangered species, a report says

A male elephant grazes during an exercise to fit them with advanced satellite radio tracking collar to monitor their movement and control human-wildlife conflict near Mt. Kilimanjaro at the Amboseli National Park, in Kenya November 2, 2016. REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya - D1BEUKNXCFAA

The African elephant has a generation time of 22 years. Image: REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya

Johanna Staerk
Postdoctoral Researcher in Conservation Biology, University of Southern Denmark
Dalia A. Conde
Associate Professor of Biology, University of Southern Denmark
Fernando Colchero
Associate Professor in Mathematics and Computer Science, University of Southern Denmark
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