Sunday, December 18, 2005

Pleistocene Park East

If the U.S. version of Pleistocene Park doesnt' get off the ground as hoped, you may need to travel a bit further to get your fix of Pleistocene era megafauna. The BBC is reporting on yet another plan to recreate a Pleistocene ecosystem: in Siberia.

With the support of the government of the Republic of Yakutia (That's a federal subject of Russia. I looked it up) the plan's champion, Dr. Sergey Zimov, is pursuing ecosystem experimentation and research, not tourism. Still, with news of the partial sequencing of the Woolly Mammoth genome, one has to wonder...

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