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New Study Finds Biodiversity Conservation Secures Ecosystem

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http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2007/12/071205131149.htm Science News New Study Finds Biodiversity Conservation Secures Ecosystem Services For People ScienceDaily (Dec. 8, 2007) Healthy ecosystems that provide people with essential natural goods and services often overlap with regions rich in biological diversity, underscoring that conserving one also protects the other, according to a new study. Titled Global Conservation of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services, the report confirms the value of making biological diversity a priority for conservation efforts. It shows that more than 70 percent of the world's highest priority areas for biodiversity conservation also contain significant value in ecosystem services such as fresh water, food, carbon storage, storm buffers and other natural resources that sustain human life and support social and economic development. Scientists from Conservation International (CI), the Gund Institute for Ecological Economics at
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