Conservation biology in Brazil

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This year's annual meeting of the Society for Conservation Biology is in Bras©lia, the capital of Brazil that was designed, in 1960, to be a futuristic dream city. From 15 to 19 July, against a backdrop of innovative architecture and high-tech recycling bins, scientists are gathering to discuss the Earth's ecosystems and the various ways we humans are disturbing them. Washington correspondent Emma Marris packs her sunblock and jets down south to catch the sizzling science behind saving the planet.

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Marris, E. Conservation biology in Brazil. Nature (2005) doi:10.1038/news050711-15

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