In-situ conservation is on-site conservation or the conservation of genetic resources in natural populations of plant or animal species, such as forest genetic resources in natural populations of tree species. It is the process of protecting an endangered plant or animal species in its natural habitat, either by protecting or cleaning up the habitat itself, or by defending the species from predators. It is applied to conservation of agricultural biodiversity in agroecosystems by farmers, especially those using unconventional farming practices.
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... In agriculture, in situ conservation techniques are an effective way to improve, maintain and use traditional or native varieties of agricultural crops ... This technique of conservation of agricultural biodiversity is more successful in marginal areas, where commercial varieties are not expedient, due to climate and soil ...
... Most scientists agreed that the best course of action was an ex-situ effort working in parallel with an in-situ effort ... The deterioration of the Yangtze River had to be reversed to preserve the habitat ...
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“A country grows in history not only because of the heroism of its troops on the field of battle, it grows also when it turns to justice and to right for the conservation of its interests.”
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