Protecting Biodiversity, One Pool of Water at a Time

Camels in the Guelta d’Archei in Chad. (Photo: Dario Menasce/Wikimedia Commons)Driven in part by climate change, the world is experiencing a dramatic loss of species that could destabilize the world’s ecosystems and threaten human health. It’s no…


Something like that could be true in the deserts of North Africa, argue Cândida Gomes Vale, Stuart Pimm, and José Carlos Brito in a paper published last week in the journal PLoS One. Though no one seems quite sure what biodiversity is like in such places, no one’s really looked much either…

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