Thursday, August 19, 2004

NEWS - Cloning breeds hope for India's big cats

Guardian Unlimited reports
"Indian scientists have announced ambitious plans to use cloning technology to save the country's dwindling lion population from extinction and return Asiatic cheetahs's which disappeared from India half a century ago, to the wild."
By 2025 one-fifth of existing species could be extinct, the World Wildlife Fund fears.
The Northern White Rhino and the Mountain Gorilla both get a mention.