Living Planet: Gene bank conserves indigenous animal genes | Environment| All topics from climate change to conservation | DW | 14.11.2019
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Living Planet: Gene bank conserves indigenous animal genes

The Food and Agricultural Organization of the UN recently reported that 20% of the world's estimated 7,600 livestock breeds are at risk of extinction. Similar to what’s happened to crop varieties, domesticated animal breeds are getting narrowed down to just a few types that produce the most food. To avert this dilemma and preserve genetic variation, the Ugandan government has opened a gene bank.

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