Extinction Week Recap

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Extinction endures long past regret or even memory. More than most could imagine, as Duncan estimated when pondering why this site is not called 12,000 Birds : The Holocene Extinction Event, the one we’re living in right now, is by custom divided into two parts, the prehistoric extinctions and the modern age, which begins somewhere around 1500 AD, coinciding with the beginning of the European Age of Discovery. Australia’s extinct and threatened bird species.

Come@Me: Don’t Mourn for Extinct Birds

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Mauritius may sound familiar, it was also the home of one of our most famous extinct birds—the Dodo. Is it any wonder that Pink Pigeons were on the brink of extinction when humans intervened? Because, it has been much more valuable as a cultural icon, a symbol of whimsey and extinction.

Thought To Be Extinct For 100 Years

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The W hite-winged guan ( Penelope albipennis ) was thought to be extinct for 100 years. The story of the White-winged Guan , in some ways resembles the re-discovery of some species thought to be extinct. The Guan was declared extinct. The decades of storage in a museum came after it was regarded as an extinct species. A new flock was initiated in the private Conservation Area of Chaparri, within the local community of Santa Catalina. Most species go extinct.

Come@Me: Hunting Is Not Conservation

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” The definition of the word CONSERVATION is “the act or an instance of conserving or keeping from change, loss, or injury.” ” Obviously the dictionary does not equate hunting with conservation. It is obvious that hunting is NOT conservation.

The Last Few Rays Before Extinction

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The extinct American pigeon plays a pivotal role in her award-winning bio-thriller, Quick Fall of Light and occupies Sherri still, as you can see… . Feeling he was destined to prove to the ornithological world that the passengers were not yet extinct, he named committees and offered rewards for anyone who could substantiate his claim. The passenger pigeon lived on in the collective memory of regret for many years after its extinction. Conservation extinction pigeons

Which Bird Species Have Gone Extinct in Costa Rica?

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When Costa Rica becomes a topic of conversation, we don’t usually hear the word “extinction” being thrown around. You might hear talk about beaches, zip lines, lack of traffic signs (seriously), and volcano visits but extinction? … Extinction is forever. It is correct, of course, to think of extinction this way during the Holocene Extinction, which we are living through right now. But, in the wider view of things, extinction is necessary.

The Extinction of Quiet

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Numerous studies have also pointed to the negative effects of underwater noise pollution, including a 2013 study published in Ethnobiology and Conservation that found that noise from motorboats was disrupting the communication of estuarine dolphins in Brazil.

Kamikaze Pigeons and a War to Extinction

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Tomorrow kamikaze and war to extinction.” And a war to extinction?? Conservation Peregrine Falcon poisoning Serbia Switzerland A Hooded Crow. Two Feral Pigeons. Three Feral Pigeons. One more Hooded Crow. And so on… not much of a birding day, heh? One more Feral Pigeon. I am inside the city of Belgrade, checking the theoretically possible Peregrine Falcon site.

314 U.S. Bird Species Threatened — Many with Extinction — by Global Warming

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Many of those will lose so much range so quickly that extinction seems highly likely. So during Extinction Week here at 10,000 Birds, here’s my pitch, from birder to birder: Get involved in the fight against global warming. You can take action with Audubon or with any of the other terrific organizations working on bird conservation and the climate issue, but whatever you do, do something. … Extinction is forever. Most species go extinct.

Poorly Known Species at Most Risk from Extinction

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The small-toothed sportive lemur is poorly known by science, a fact that increases its extinction risk. Earlier this year, the University of Queensland played host to the first Student Conference on Conservation Science to be held in Australia.

What Causes Animals to Become Extinct?

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As a species appears and increases in population, it always contains some injurious element that will at some point, under some pressure, cause its demise and extinction. . As a general matter, we needn’t be surprised or alarmed by extinction and rarity of species.

Conserving Nature’s Stage

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Hausheer, science writer for The Nature Conservancy. Geodiversity As Strategy for Conservation. Old-school conservation identifies places to protect by looking at the locations of key species or ecosystems. Incorporating Geodiversity into Current Conservation Planning.

Conservation Triage And Zombie Species

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So this is what it's come to - figuring out what species to save and those we allow to become extinct due to a lack of resources (and will). Which will become the "living dead" and zombie species? How will we choose? eco news

Quagga: Can an Extinct Animal be Bred Back into Existence?

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There’s one major issue: the quagga has been extinct since 1883. De-extinction – resurrecting species that have disappeared – has become a popular if contentious idea in conservation circles. As a child, I remember staring at a picture of a quagga in a book of extinct animals.

10 Ways to Conserve Biodiversity

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This damage can be seen in many places, like reduced crop yields in developing countries and the increasing rate of animal extinction. Quick Navigation for 10 Ways to Conserve Biodiversity. The role of science and technology in conserving biodiversity.

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Genetic Engineers and Conservation Biologists: Scenes From a First Date

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by Craig Groves, Director, Conservation Methods and Learning. Sipping coffee one morning in early April, my eyes quickly darted to an article in my city newspaper by our local hunting columnist entitled “De-extinction coming to Montana.” And de-extinction?

Is The Hooded Grebe About To Go Extinct?

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Twenty two species are distributed among six genera, depending on what happens to be extinct, and for the most part one grebe is like another. The Hooded Grebe was discovered in 1974, and have been going extinct ever since. We analyse possible causes for the decline of the population and propose conservation actions to protect this species. Conservation American Mink Hooded Grebe Podiceps gallardoi

Quote of the day: ".we're in the sixth mass extinction."

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Here's the full quote: "This is definitely human impact, we're in the sixth mass extinction. There's only been five before this and we're definitely in the sixth," WWF conservation scientist Martin Taylor told CNN."

When conservation and animal rights collide

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In responding to Suzie’s post defending wildlife rehabilitation I began to think again about the areas in which animal rights and animal welfare overlap with the field of conservation, and the ways in which they don’t. Conservation Animal Rights

The Economic Buzz on European Bumblebee Extinction

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A recent study shows that 24 per cent of European bumblebee species may face possible extinction.

Nine Fascinating Trees Threatened with Extinction

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These nine trees face an uncertain future without human conservation efforts. Read More The post Nine Fascinating Trees Threatened with Extinction appeared first on Ecorazzi. Causes Environment News Top News

“Extinct” Hula Painted Frog Represents Ancient Species

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The International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) officially declared Israel’s Hula frog extinct in 1996, but now the frog has returned to the Hula Valley, and a team of scientists have made some exciting new discoveries about its genetic heritage.

Mass extinction on its way thanks to humans, new study shows

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Researchers from Duke University in the United States warned that planet Earth is on the brink of a mass extinction event comparable to the one that wiped out the dinosaurs 65 million years ago.

Weekend Book Picks: The Sixth Extinction

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The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History. Kolbert’s new book makes the case for how the sixth wave of mass extinctions on earth is fundamentally different from the previous five. Book Review Anthropocene endangered species extinction human footprint neanderthals

The Cooler: Conservation’s Identity Crisis

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Welcome to The Cooler , where we note interesting links and developments in conservation, science and conservation science. You might call it a conservation identity crisis. While bitter fights over conservation may seem detrimental, she sees hope. Identity crisis?

Why Is It Important to Conserve Biodiversity?

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Over that time, over 95 percent of the species that have existed have become extinct and new species better adapted to threats and changing conditions have evolved. . A mass extinction is defined as a time when 75 percent or more of species are lost over a short geological time scale.

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Kuwait fish market serves “extinct” shark

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A species of shark, a sand tiger shark, thought to be extinct for over a century has surfaced in a Kuwaiti fish market. Many discoveries relevant to conservation of threatened species are emerging from commercial fish markets in Yemen , Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Saudi Arabia.

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Grallards: New Zealand’s Next Extinction or Newest Species?

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Unfortunately for the hunters these were already all extinct, and with the introduction of cats, rats, stoats and the like the only upland game bird, the New Zealand Quail , was fast on the way out too. Moreover, at the rate it was progressing, the Grey Duck was going to be extinct in a few years. There were some gasps from the crowd and, well, I have to assume that the Grey Duck is continuing to go extinct.

Peak passenger pigeon – looking at “Martha” after a century extinct

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Read more as we attempt to solve this extinction mystery. I moved from cetaceans to insects to endangered species and finally to extinct animals. Surely someone must know what caused them to go extinct. Lifestyle Endangered wildlife extinction

The North American Model of Wildlife Conservation and Who Pays for It

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The North American Model of Wildlife Conservation (NAMWC) is often held up as the best system of wildlife management and conservation in the world. Developed in the post-frontier era, the NAMWC helped put a stop to wanton wildlife destruction in an era where many species were being hunted and trapped ruthlessly to the brink of extinction. New Ideas In Conservation. There is a new movement to reinvent wildlife conservation in the 21st century for sustainability.

Rights of De-extinct Animals, Dark Money, Magic Mushrooms & More

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We find tons of cool conservation and conservation science stuff every week on the Internets — now we’re sharing some of the best with you every week in The Cooler: Wildlife. What is the legal status of a de-extinct animal? ” Inside the growing urban conservation movement.

Poop, Parasites, and Whooping Crane Conservation

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Hausheer, science writer for The Nature Conservancy. Knowing what diseases a species is susceptible to, and what affect those diseases have on a population is critical for conservation efforts. Science bird conservation research whooping crane

Scientists fine-tune extinction rate projections

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Nevertheless, Hubbell maintained although species extinction caused by habitat loss is not as dire a problem as initially believed, the global extinction crisis is still a real threat. However, the next mass extinction may be upon us or just around the corner. There have been five mass extinctions in the history of the Earth, and we could be entering the sixth mass extinction.&#.

Pink-headed Duck: The Search is On!

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Maybe they’re extinct. Now Global Wildlife Conservation is out to get some fresh evidence and hopefully re-discover the species, which was officially last seen in the 1949. Image: Pink-headed duck art decoy by Philip Nelson, courtesy of Global Wildlife Conservation.

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Sorry Folks, but the Western Black Rhino has Not Just Gone Extinct. ~ Sanja Cloete-Jones

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Why is a decade old extinction suddenly such a big story? Could it be because these days we are all taking the conservation of our environment and its creatures more seriously? Animal Rights (Vegan, Pets, Wildlife) Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Family, Youth, Enlightened Education Black rhino extinction China Kruger National Park Rhino Horn trade South Africa Vietnam White Rhino

‘Arabian Ark’ is saving UAE wildlife from extinction

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Oryx, giraffes and cheetahs – species once facing regional extinction – are making a robust reappearance on a desert island off the coast of Abu Dhabi. The antelope-like oryx once roamed freely across the Arabian Peninsula but rampant hunting made the species extinct in the wild.

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Rudolph Versus Bambi: A Conservation Story

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Can we conserve caribou in our northern forests? And, to be sure, there are other conservation successes that have faced similarly long odds. They were declared extinct but are now being reintroduced throughout their range.

The Cactus Smuggler: Are Desert Plants Being Loved to Extinction?

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Coyote Scat and Native Plant Conservation. Goettsch is also the lead author on a recent paper, “ High proportion of cactus species threatened with extinction ,” published in the journal Nature Plants. Some cacti are already likely extinct in the wild.

Toward Decolonizing Conservation

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Humpback whale breaching, Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve, National Marine Conservation Area Reserve and Haida Heritage Site, Haida Gwaii. Read more SNAP magazine essays on how conservation, conservation science and human well-being intersect. . Conservation Letters.

Endangered Birds: 50th Anniversary for the Class of 1967

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The “ Class of 1967 ” includes 36 species of birds, and they range from those delisted due to recovery to those lost to extinction. Most are still endangered, but some are not, including one of the great conservation success stories, the Bald Eagle. Principalis (likely extinct).

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Saudi prince slaughters 2,100 nearly extinct birds – for thrills?

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Why would Pakistan allow exemptions from global conservation regulations? Prince Fahd bin Sultan bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud reportedly killed 1,977 of the nearly-extinct houbara bustards last January, violating his hunting permit by killing so many of the birds.

Vaquita Heading Towards Extinction

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Biologists have reported that the Vaquita, that is a propose found only in The Sea of Cortez, Mexico is standing on the brink of extinction. Touted as a critically endangered species, there is dire urgency to save the vaquita from becoming extinct.

Africa’s Western Black Rhino Now Declared Extinct

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Less than a month after Vietnam’s Javan rhinoceroses were declared extinct, another rhino species has perished. Africa’s Western Black Rhinoceros has officially been declared extinct. According to One Green Planet, the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has shared the tragic news along with the warning that two other subspecies are nearing extinction.