Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Group aims to save living fossils

From the article:

The Zoological Society of London's program highlights 100 species selected because of the peculiarity of their genetic backgrounds and the degree of danger they face. The species' lack of close relatives make their preservation particularly urgent, society scientist Jonathan Baillie said. He described them as natural masterpieces.

...“There's nothing like them when they go," Baillie said.