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?
Documents the U.S. as a leader in the diversity of freshwater species, summarizes the conservation status of freshwater species by group, identifies freshwater biodiversity hotspots, and describes conservation solutions
By highlighting 12 invasive species that have been especially destructive, this seminal report encapsulates the threat to biodiversity posed by alien species and describes conservation solutions to help stem the mounting crisis