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.

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.

Extinction Week on 10,000 Birds

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They are all extinct. They all went extinct since 1500 and they are only eight of the nearly two hundred species that have blinked out since then. And, yeah, they’re all extinct too. This dirge for the extinct. What right do we have to even exist when our very existence as humanity is what has caused a rate of extinction not seen except during cataclysmic events? And it is a rate of extinction that is speeding up! Extinction is forever.

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. … Extinction is forever. After all, the extinctions have occurred, are occurring, and will occur because of us, people.

Mega Rarity Tour of New Zealand – Extinction Special

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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. After all, the extinctions have occurred, are occurring, and will occur because of us, people. But, in the wider view of things, extinction is necessary. Extinction is what befalls the species that fails to adapt, to survive, to thrive. Most species go extinct.

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.

Lost Animals: Extinction and the Photographic Record: A Book Review

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Lost Animals: Extinction and the Photographic Record by Errol Fuller is one of these books. Yes, it is about extinction, a popular topic in the Year of the Passenger Pigeon. But it examines extinction in a very different way. Most of the books about extinction, including Fuller’s Extinct Birds (now, ironically, out of print), describe what was lost and look for explanations, scientifically and historically. There is hope because extinction is being witnessed.

The Extinction of Quiet

Green (Living) Review

Noise pollution is linked to health problems and some argue it interferes with our natural connection to the earth. As the world’s quiet places disappear, are we forgetting how to listen?

Farm Apprenticeships: Keeping Farmers From Going Extinct

Green (Living) Review

The world needs more skilled, small-scale farmers — and farm apprenticeships are one pathway into this essential and rewarding career. Small-scale farmers and homesteaders are in a powerful position to bring about the changes our food system desperately needs.

Help Save Orangutans from Extinction with your Pointer Finger.

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Money is the driving force behind their imminent demise. And that is also where our power lies to save them.

Meet the First Mammal to go Extinct because of Climate Change.

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The Extinction Crisis: The Time to Act is Now!

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Whether we have children or not, whether we are atheists or catholic, the matter is.

Kamikaze Pigeons and a War to Extinction

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Tomorrow kamikaze and war to extinction.” And a war to extinction?? 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. Not that anyone has seen it there, but if I were a Peregrine, that would be one of the properties I would seriously consider. One Feral Pigeon. A Great Tit.

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."

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. When Corey’s, Nate’s, and Mike’s kids are running 10,000 Birds Extinction Week in 2050, I hope they’re still writing about the Dodo and not a whole new round of species destroyed by global warming. Most species go extinct.

Climate change could make coffee extinct by 2080

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Robusta – so named as it is more tolerant of climactic differences – is expected to become extinct in the Congo (its birthplace) by 2050. The report concludes that unless climate change is addressed, wild coffee could become extinct worldwide by 2080. “We

A Feathered River Across the Sky: The Passenger Pigeon’s Flight to Extinction

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While the Dodo and the Triceratops may be more famous for being extinct, the scale of the slaughter required to eradicate billions of birds makes this species perhaps the most enduring symbol of our culture’s predilection for waste and folly. ” If the book has a weakness, it is in the final chapter, where the author takes on the current extinction event as a whole. Reviews book review extinction passenger pigeon

Slaughtered to Extinction

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There is a great article about Passenger Pigeons by Bill Loomis in The Detroit News today. It is well worth a read. Asides

Rare Bird Photo Contest Fights Extinction

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They wanted to put together a book about The World’s Rarest Birds , but were finding that it was pretty difficult locating photographs of the 590 bird species considered Extinct in the Wild, Critically Endangered or Endangered. The World’s Rarest Birds aims to promote awareness of the fragility of existence of these birds and to support BirdLife International’s Preventing Extinction Programme. WILDGuides, a British publishing company, had a problem.

Girl-Power vs Gun-Power: Saving the Rhino from Extinction.

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Grooming Trends Threaten Extinction for Pubic Lice


Due to Down-There Grooming Trends like Brazilian Bikini Waxes & Manscaping Pubic Lice are Endangered and Nearly Extinct, Impacts Ecosystem Read More The post Grooming Trends Threaten Extinction for Pubic Lice appeared first on Ecorazzi.

“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.

The Sixth Extinction is Upon Us.

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Homepages (Gold Tabs)* Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Civil Rights, Social Good) Food Green Health & Wellness climate change Environmentalism extinction nature Can We Survive Ourselves? But Will We? Years ago, I interviewed leading environmental hero Lester Brown.

Humans Pushing Ocean Life to Extinction, Says Study


It seems humans have proven their immense and uncontrollable power once again, as the oceans, the salty blue expanse that covers some 70% of the Earth’s surface, are set to Read More The post Humans Pushing Ocean Life to Extinction, Says Study appeared first on Ecorazzi.

Almost Extinct: Polars Bears, Rhinos & a Mere 23,248 Other Species.

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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

CNN: The Sixth Mass Global Extinction has arrived

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Ranging from some of the earth’s smallest animal species, such as coral and bees, all the way to the earth’s largest land mammal, the African elephant, the program gives a graphic account of how many of these animal species are in danger to becoming extinct.

Interview with ‘Racing Extinction’ Director Louie Psihoyos


Stunning environmental doc Racing Extinction sees long anticipated — albeit limited — theatrical release this weekend. Unless you’ve been living under a rock the past year+, you’re already aware of Read More The post Interview with ‘Racing Extinction’ Director Louie Psihoyos appeared first on Ecorazzi.

My Sixth Extinction Facepalm

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The Sixth Extinction, Book Cover Dear Ms. Kolbert: Your new book The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History is equal parts masterful and perplexing. You write, for example, about the likelihood that humans began causing extinction with our own cousins, the Neanderthals.

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.

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

Wrap It Up for Species Extinction Awareness

Wend Magazine

“If ya gotta jimmy hat go ahead and… ” save the coquí guajón rock frog? Well that’s not what Willie D of the Geto Boys said, but the Center for Biological Diversity has different plans than him.

New, Extinct, Species of Shearwater

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This is neat and sad at the same time. Poor Bryan’s Shearwater. Asides

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.

Discovery Channel to Air ‘Racing Extinction’ Worldwide


The newest documentary from the ‘The Cove’ director Louie Psihoyos, ‘Racing Extinction’, has just gained some major exposure as the Discovery Channel announced it will air it all over the Read More The post Discovery Channel to Air ‘Racing Extinction’ Worldwide appeared first on Ecorazzi.

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. Podicipediformes, aka Grebes, are freshwater diving duckish birds that are not ducks. For an order they are neither diverse nor disparate.

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.

U.S. Wildlife Officials Declare Eastern Cougar Extinct

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Fish and Wildlife Service conducted a formal review of the available information and, in a report issued today, concludes the eastern cougar is extinct and recommends the subspecies be removed from the endangered species list. “We The Service will prepare a proposal to remove the eastern cougar from the endangered species list, since extinct animals are not eligible for protection under the Endangered Species Act. Eco News eastern cougar extinct exctinct cougarThe U.S.

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. The less we know about a species, the more at risk they are at extinction. Poorly Known Species at Most Risk from Extinction.

Galapagos Tortoises May Soon Return from Extinction


Three years after the death of its final member, a subspecies of Galapagos tortoise may make an unprecedented return to Earth, coming back from extinction. Lonesome George, the last survivor of Read More The post Galapagos Tortoises May Soon Return from Extinction appeared first on Ecorazzi.