"...rare species have adapted to cope with life at low densities, in small areas, or in restricted habitats. Unfortunately, wild nature is no longer being left to its own devices, and many species face a tenuous future. Our own species, now shooting past 7 billion and far from rare, faces a different challenge: how to live sustainably without destroying the last strongholds of rarity. For rare species the struggle is to hang on for dear life until, one day, humans gain the wisdom and humility to share nature's kingdom."
From The Kingdom of Rarities (2013, p. 14, Island Press) Dr. Eric Dinerstein, Chief Scientist with the World Wildlife Fund Our 2013 ATBI Conference Keynote Speaker
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