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Bio-diversity safeguards against natural disaster, study finds

February 7, 2013
News Source: 
CBC News

Losing bio-diversity can destroy a farmland's ability to bounce back from disasters such as fires and droughts, a Canadian study, one of the first to test the thesis in the field, suggests.

The study focused on long-term attempts to protect valuable pastureland from fire damage — a process that can lead to a loss of bio-diversity and, in turn, the inability to recover and regenerate should a fire occur.