Taxonomical Anarchy Hampers Conservation

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Subject: Taxonomical Anarchy Hampers Conservation
From: Laurie Knight <>
Date: Thu, 1 Jun 2017 07:56:54 +0000
Steve Garnett and Les Christidis say

"The assumption that species are fixed entities1 underpins every international 
agreement on biodiversity conservation, all national environmental legislation 
and the efforts of many individuals and organizations to safeguard plants and 
animals. Yet for a discipline aiming to impose order on the natural world, 
taxonomy (the classification of complex organisms) is remarkably anarchic.”

See today’s edition of Nature:
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