Based in Boston, Massachusetts, Claudia is a science journalist and editor. Her work focuses on marine science, the environment, and wildlife, particularly regarding how humans interact with the world around them.

Conservation Purgatory: Listing a Species as ‘Data Deficient’

Conservation Purgatory: Listing a Species as ‘Data Deficient’

A lack of data leaves some animal species without any official conservation status — even though they may well be in need of protection.

“It’s really a global, macroecology issue,” says Lucie Bland, a postdoctoral research fellow at the Centre of Excellence for Environmental Decisions at the University of Melbourne. “For some groups, it’s almost impossible to understand species richness, to identify biodiversity hotspots, and to make prioritization plans for species, because there is so much uncertainty.”

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