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Sat 02 Oct 2004

'Useless' wastelands turn up wealth of animal life

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The Straits Times reports today that 'Associate Professor Peter Ng, Director of the Raffles Museum of Biodiversity Research, was recently singled out by the journal Nature for his ground-breaking work that has uncovered a wealth of animal life in habitats long neglected and dismissed as barren'

"'I hope that my work will paint a more complete picture of the diversity of animal life, so that conservation efforts can take these areas into account,' he said.

'Perhaps, in a small way, this research will change the perception of what has often been described as useless wasteland, and make people think twice before destroying it.

'At the very least, the excuse 'species poor' will no longer be a valid one.'"

Read "'Useless' wastelands turn up wealth of animal life," by Chang Ai-Lien. The Straits Times, 02 Oct 2004 [pdf].

This story is based on an editorial and an article published in the leading science journal, Nature on 22nd July this year. See the Raffles Museum news report of 23 July 2004

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