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De-extinction dilemma. New Scientist. Feb 2017.

The resurrection of extinct species, as depicted in the 1993 film Jurassic Park, was until recently regarded as pure science fiction. Today, de-extinction looks increasingly feasible and is being heralded as a way of turning back the clock on biodiversity loss.

But with scarce resources available for conservation, it may have the opposite effect, increasing the rate of extinction. We must tread carefully.

 

Read the full piece here on New Scientist (behind a paywall).

Olive Heffernan

Olive Heffernan is a London-based freelance environment writer. Olive mostly writes about climate change and its impacts, but also writes more broadly on sustainable resource use. Here you can find an archive of her recent articles, link to her Twitter feed and her blog.

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