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From Ants to Grizzlies: A General Rule for Saving Biodiversity

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Habitats are shrinking and becoming more fragmented due to human activities, leading to the loss of many species. One tool that scientists are using to conserve Earth's remaining biodiversity is the species-area relationship. The film begins with the story of ant biologist E. O. Wilson, who observed and tested the species-area relationship on islands. It then shows how Wilson's findings have been expanded and applied to the conservation of protected areas.

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