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Alien species are primary cause of recent global extinctions

11 March 2019

Extinct snake

Alien species are the main driver of recent extinctions in both animals and plants, according to a new study by UCL researchers.
The study, published in Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, used data from the 2017 IUCN Red List on the total numbers of species that are considered to have gone extinct globally since 1500.

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Read full paper: Alien versus native species as drivers of recent extinctions
Authors: Tim M Blackburn, CĂ©line Bellard and Anthony Ricciardi