PHOTOS: Birds Best Hope for Pest-Ridden Coffee Crops?

PHOTOS: Are Birds Best Hope for Pest-Ridden Coffee Crops?
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Jamaica's Blue Mountains produce some of the world's most coveted and expensive gourmet coffees.

Ecologist Matthew Johnson has measured birds' protective effects on coffee plants in Jamaica and concluded that farmers can reap more protection simply by providing the birds a friendlier environment.
—Photograph by Jay Dickman/Corbis
 
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