Introduction to special issue

Vanishing fauna

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Science  25 Jul 2014:
Vol. 345, Issue 6195, pp. 392-395
DOI: 10.1126/science.345.6195.392
Twilight for animals

Large numbers of animal species face extinction in Southeast Asia, the Amazon, and the Andes, as shown in this map of mammals, amphibians, and birds. Animals also face high rates of extinction in Europe and North America, where fewer species are found overall.

MAP: FÉLIX PHARAND-DESCHÊNES (VISUALIZATION), CLINTON JENKINS (DATA PROCESSING), IUCN/BIRDLIFE INTERNATIONAL (DATA)