Current conservation policies in the UK and Ireland overlook endangered insects

• UK policies show biases toward Lepidoptera over other large insect orders.

• Policy protection of mammals shows greater uniformity between orders than insects.

• Policies in Ireland lack protection for any insect species.

• UK priority lists do not prioritise all insects assessed as at risk of extinction.


https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0006320722000179?via%3Dihub (requires subscription)


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