Seeking freshwater pandas: endangered freshwater species need comprehensive protection
A disproportionately large number of animal and plant species in the world’s lakes and rivers are at risk of extinction. Together with international colleagues, researchers from the Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries (IGB) in Berlin call for the identification and implementation of targeted conservation measures for these species. As a first step, awareness needs to be raised among the research community and the general public: to this end, the researchers have identified more than 60 potential ‘freshwater pandas’. (Mehr in: Pressemitteilungen – idw – Informationsdienst Wissenschaft)
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