Paleonet: Rare fossils in India threatened

Jere H. Lipps jlipps at berkeley.edu
Thu Mar 3 14:33:00 GMT 2011


The damage to fossils in the field continues:

>** Rare fossils in India threatened **
>Nature protected rare fossils for millions of years, but humans are 
>now destroying them, says the BBC's Salman Ravi in eastern India.
>< http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/em/fr/-/2/hi/south_asia/7520868.stm >
These are plant fossils and they are being chipped up to make roads.

For efforts to preserve fossil sites in the field, check out:

http://paleopolis.rediris.es/cg/CG2009_BOOK_03/

All paleontologists should worry about preserving fossil sites 
worldwide since this is our primary source of our data and studies.

Jere 





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