Why a scientist is dedicated to preserving a spider that serves no known purpose to the ecosystem

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Today's dire state of biodiversity has led conservationists to essentially triage, attempting to tally which species are most important to save. And while there's no evidence an extremely rare spider called the horrid ground-weaver does much at all to ensure our survival, Andrew Whitehouse is determined to preserve it. Piya finds out why the heck that's worth the effort.

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