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Saving our freshwater ecologies

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The extinction rate of species in freshwater ecologies is estimated to be almost five times higher than those on land.
A project led by the South African National Biodiversity Institute and managed by the CSIR aims to identify a national network of freshwater conservation areas.
The research will focus on large river ecosystems as well as wetlands, estuaries and groundwater. When this research is completed, South Africa will have a national map of exact priorities for fresh water biodiversity.

More info: www.csir.co.za
Produced by: CSIR
Year: 2009
Language: English

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