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Climate history 'helps conserve'

Date : 6th February 2009, Source : BBC Link to News Story

Understanding a region's climatic history can help locate areas rich in species, scientists say. A research group from North and South America used the climatic history of Brazil's Atlantic Forest to pinpoint likely hotspots of genetic diversity. With frogs, at least, the idea worked, pinpointing places with a rich lineage. Writing in the journal Science, they say this could set "new priorities" for conservation in regions likely to harbour interesting plants and animals.

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