Habitat protection not enough to save threatened species

New research on the extent of Australia’s biodiversity’s decline has found that threatened species are impacted by multiple stressors, especially too little — or too much fire, and introduced plants and animals. Researchers found that the loss of habitat through clearing of land and urbanisation is the main threat to Australian species. However, the majority of species are also affected by other pressures that cannot be eased through the protection of habitat alone.

Read more at The University of Queensland