Researchers have identified 10 regions in the world where measures for climate change adaptation would bear the best results, both for people and natural ecosystems. These are Central America, Caribbean, Andes, Guiana Highlands, Atlantic Coast of Brazil, Albertine rift, Madagascar, Ghats (Western Ghats in India, and Sri Lanka), Philippines and Java. Researchers say the study shows that the future of farmers and wildlife in many regions are interconnected and immediate attention is required to help farmers living in these areas. Help could be in the form of efforts like promoting biodiversity-friendly crops in the regions. These areas are likely to give best returns as far as climate adaptation techniques are concerned.
Source: PLOS ONE, August 21
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