What would you rather save from extinction: three different parrot species, or a hummingbird, an owl, and a parrot? Such heartbreaking choices are becoming the reality in nature conservation. Given limited resources, conservation biologists need to select the targets of their campaigns very carefully. Rather than trying to protect every single species on Earth, they now try to save representatives of as many distinct and diverse evolutionary lines as possible. And the easiest way to find such diversity is to look at the survivors of the oldest lineages.Free admission
Author and photographer Dr. Piotr Naskrecki is a research associate with the Museum of Comparative Zoology at Harvard University and an entomologist and conservation biologist.
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