Incomplete information is leaving many endangered species off conservation priorities.
(From Science Daily) — The majority of species are poorly known, many only from a handful of museum specimens. This makes determining the conservation status of these species difficult, with many ending up being assigned as Data Deficient under the IUCN Red List.
This ‘Data Deficient’ labelling then prevents them from appearing on the Red List as endangered or at risk and so prevents them from receiving the conservation attention they urgently require.
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