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Global Analyses Reveal Mammals Facing Risk of Extinction

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Science  22 Jul 2005:
Vol. 309, Issue 5734, pp. 546-547
DOI: 10.1126/science.309.5734.546a

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On page 603, mammalogists report that 25% of known species of land mammals are at risk of extinction. And a second conservation study, reported online by Science this week (, finds that large mammals may be more threatened than their smaller relatives.