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Nature Ecology & Evolution: Moment of truth for the Cerrado hotspot
The article published on March 23, 2017, in the journal Nature Ecology & Evolution, shows that the advance of deforestation in Cerrado could result in the extinction of 1140 plants species in the next 30 years, a figure eight times higher than all plants species registered as extinct since 1500 worldwide. On the other hand, the authors demonstrate that this scenario can be avoided without damaging agriculture. They point to a series of public and private policies already in progress or still in development that, if coordinated and focused on this objective, could avoid the projected extinctions. The international study was coordinated by Brazilian researchers.