Appropriate management of farming is critical to slowing the biodiversity extinction crisis. Edwards et al. show that farming intensively while offsetting large natural reserves will save more phylogenetic diversity and evolutionarily distinct species of bird than low-intensity farming, especially when farmland is isolated from contiguous forests.
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