Sharing data to save species

Date: 14, Aug, 2018
Author(s):   Ayesha Tulloch
Publisher: TSR Hub

Good decision-making for conservation hinges on good data. Accurate knowledge about where species occur helps us to manage them well, and this is particularly true for species that are rare or threatened. However, data are deficient for one in six IUCN-listed species. Filling these knowledge gaps is urgent if we wish to protect threatened species and ecosystems.