Research plots a collaborative future for river Nile biodiversity

9 Apr 2019

river NileThe first plan for conserving the river Nile’s highly threatened biodiversity has been developed by a University of Queensland-led team.

The Nile is the world’s longest river, flowing 6700 kilometres across Africa, supporting the livelihoods of more than 300 million people in 11 countries.

UQ School of Biological Sciences researchers James Allan and Salit Kark led a team that created a ‘hotspot’ map identifying priority conservation areas for the Nile’s more-than-300 freshwater fish species.

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