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Tropical farms 'aid biodiversity'

Date : 4th November 2008, Source : BBC Link to News Story



Certain farming methods can help sustain the biodiversity of tropical forests, a study has shown. Researchers found that an areca nut plantation in south-west India supported 90% of the bird species found in surrounding native forests. The low-impact agriculture system has been used for more than 2,000 years and should be considered as a new option for conservation efforts, they added.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/7708506.stm





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