Saturday, April 12, 2008


Mapping Biodiversity Hot Spots

Credit: Piotr Naskrecki

Giant leaf-tailed gecko (Uroplatus fimbriatus) from Montagne d'Anjanaharibe, Madagascar.

In a new conservation plan introduced in the journal Science, conservation biologists map out the locations for thousands of animal and plant species on Madagascar, to find the most important habitats to preserve.

Geospatial information and techniques are powerful tools and have infinite applications. Madagascar is the first geographical area for this kind of projects.

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