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Biodiversity scientists must fight the creeping rise of extinction denial

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<mark>Journal publication date</mark>1/11/2020
<mark>Journal</mark>Nature Ecology and Evolution
Volume4
Number of pages4
Pages (from-to)1440-1443
Publication StatusPublished
Early online date18/08/20
<mark>Original language</mark>English

Abstract

Efforts by conservation scientists to draw public attention to the biodiversity crisis are increasingly met with denialist rhetoric. We summarize some of the methods used by denialists to undermine scientific evidence on biodiversity loss, and outline pathways forward for the scientific community to counter misinformation.