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Comprehensive Conservation Database Details Threats to Mammals

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Science  10 Oct 2008:
Vol. 322, Issue 5899, pp. 178-179
DOI: 10.1126/science.322.5899.178b

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Earlier this week, the International Union for Conservation of Nature released a database detailing the status of all mammals known to humankind since the year 1500. On page 225 of this week's issue of Science, the team that assembled the database analyzes the findings. The news is bleak, particularly for the oceangoers.