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Heller's blazingstar (Liatris helleri). NatureServe Global Status: Imperiled (G2). Photo by Gary Peeples, USFWS.

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In this insightful episode of Conservation Conversations, Sean is joined by Priya Nanjappa (National Parks Conservation Association). Listen as they discuss the collaborative work between the NPCA and NatureServe to identify important areas for safeguarding biodiversity and providing refuge from climate change.
This new analysis by NatureServe addresses five essential questions about biodiversity–the variety of life on Earth–that need to be answered if we are going to effectively conserve nature: 1) How many species and ecosystems are at risk? 2) Are species and ecosystems adequately protected? 3) What are the major threats to biodiversity? 4) Where is imperiled biodiversity concentrated? 5) Where do we go from here?
Leveraging nearly 50 years of intensive data collection by NatureServe and the NatureServe Network, Biodiversity in Focus: United States Edition reveals an alarming conclusion: 34% of plants and 40% of animals are at risk of extinction, and 41% of ecosystems are at risk of range-wide collapse. The analyses presented in the report inform how to effectively and efficiently use our financial resources to make the best conservation decisions.
This new study, led by Tel Aviv University, reflects on the first comprehensive global assessment for reptiles released just last year by NatureServe, the International Union for Conservation of Nature, and Conservation International. The authors make recommendations for how to move reptile conservation forward. 

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Oak - Beech / Heath Forest. Photo by Sam Sheline, NatureServe.
Chocolate Lily (Fritillaria biflora). NatureServe Global Status: Vulnerable (G3). Photo by M.E. Sanseverino.
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