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Do different relevance attributes indicate the same conservation priorities? A case study in caves of southeastern Brazil
Maysa F.V.R. Souza, Denizar A. Alvarenga, Marconi Souza-Silva, and Rodrigo L. Ferreira

  • The biological relevance of caves changes dramatically according to their ecological attributes
  • If used alone, certain indices may be inappropriate for subterranean ecological patterns
  • Caves can be devalued for not taking into account their ecological attributes
  • We recommend the conservation of an extremely relevant cave in the study region