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Biological diversity report released.

Biological diversity report released

Biological diversity is being diminished at an alarming rate,according to a report released March 31 by the Congressional Office of Technology Assessment. The report recommends a dual approach to conserving biological diversity, which is a topic of increasing concern (SN: 9/27/86, p.202). First, says the report, "on-site maintenance' should be used in parks and natural reserves to preserve their animals and plants. Also, seed banks and zoos should be used in "off-site maintenance' efforts, which would affect a narrower range of species. The report calls for more federal funding and accelerated specimen collection, as well as greater international cooperation.
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