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. These conditions offered easy access to hunters in a habitat where a bird as large as a Guan would have little chances to hide or scape.

Mega Rarity Tour of New Zealand – Extinction Special

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Lacking, as I do, a birding reputation that would make people part with cash for my time I’ll have to go for the rarity hunters and put together an itinerary of highlights that can’t be missed. … 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.

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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.

Australia’s extinct and threatened bird species

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The lack of people does not mean we have any less extinct or threatened bird species than other countries. Even the first explorers to Australia documented there was a risk of extinction of birds and animals into the future and subsequently decided to collect as many specimens as possible! It is rather sobering to read the list of extinct, threatened and near threatened birds in Australia and realise just how many there are. … Extinction is forever.

Maltese Hunters Legally Massacre Egypt’s Protected Birds (Video)

Green Prophet

In the video below the jump, Maltese hunters are depicted shooting Eagles, Falcons, Vultures and other protected bird species. The Avian Influenza outbreak had at least one positive outcome in Egypt: it kept both local and migratory birds safe from hunters.

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

Green Prophet

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. A single hunter could take in 5000 birds in a day.

What Causes Animals to Become Extinct?


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.

The Jewel Hunter: A Book Review About One Birder’s Quest for Pittas and Beer

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Schneider’s Pitta was thought to be extinct for over fifty years. Each chapter of The Jewel Hunter reads like a mini-travel novel. If you want to travel the world birding and drinking beer, The Jewel Hunter is a must-buy. The Jewel Hunter can be frustrating in this respect.

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

Nature Conservancy - Science

What is the legal status of a de-extinct animal? People have often assumed that hunter-gatherers went hungry more often than agriculturists. Siberian wooly mammoth from The Ivory King. Image modified from Flickr user BioDivLibrary through a Creative Commons License.

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.

Cheetahs in Iran on the brink of extinction

Green Prophet

A recent picture of Lebanese hunters with a heap of dead birds in a national park recently sparked fiery debates on social media. And in the case of Iran, both their cheetah and leopard populations are teetering on the brink of extinction.

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Extinct Barbary Lions Used in Gladiator Rings Revived at Moroccan Zoo

Green Prophet

The larger cousin of southern Africa’s plains lions, Barbary lions were slaughtered en masse in fights with gladiators in order to demonstrate the superiority of humans over nature and finally the last wild individual was shot by a French hunter in 1922. However, Moroccan Sultan Mohammed V, grandfather to the current king, had a private collection of lions that were gifts of allegiance from nobles and peasant hunters.

Carolina Parakeet: Mystery of the Incas

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When hunters would fire into a flock, the survivors would wheel around and return to the dead and dying. Again and again, they’d come back, according to the literature, allowing for hunters to take shots over and over again until the entire flock, and the entire species, is gone. Birds carolina parakeet Extinct Parrots Extinct Species Week extinction The 19-teens were not a good time for North American birdlife.

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The Passenger Pigeon & A Message From Martha: One Pigeon, Two Book Reviews

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It is the 100th Anniversary of the extinction of the species known as the Passenger Pigeon and writers are paying attention. Three books will have been published about the Passenger Pigeon by the end of 2014: A Feathered River Across the Sky: The Passenger Pigeon’s Flight to Extinction by Joel Greenberg, The Passenger Pigeon by Errol Fuller, and A Message From Martha: The Extinction of the Passenger Pigeon and Its Relevance Today by Mark Avery.

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Come@Me: Hunting Is Not Conservation

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” Contemporary environmentalism arrived too late to prevent the passenger pigeon’s demise due to market hunters, but the two phenomena share a historical connection. Of course, by now most people know they have been slaughtered by hunters for their ivory.

10 Reasons Why Species Become Endangered


Basically, “endangered” means that a species is in danger of extinction throughout all or a significant portion of its range. . It is estimated that today 50 percent of the world’s species are at risk of extinction [2]. And in 2011 black rhinos became extinct [6].

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Whooping Cranes Shot and Killed in Kentucky

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Making bad news worse, officials speculate that the Whooping Cranes likely weren’t killed by hunters, but instead by thrill-seekers. Also recommended for insight into the dramatic story of a species brought back from the brink of extinction is The Man Who Saved the Whooping Crane by Kathleen Kaska. It’s deja vu all over again , sadly. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has announced the death of two Whooping Cranes in Hopkins County, Kentucky.

Can we have too many trees?

Green (Living) Review

The mountaineers will still have their views (magnificent peaks tower above any natural tree line ), and hunters will have more wildlife to kill, if they really must (Finland’s forests support 300,000 hunters; Norway shoots more grouse than Scotland ).

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Notes from the Deer Wars: Science & Values in the Eastern Forest

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Some predicted imminent extinction. There were lots of does and a small number of young bucks, since hunters targeted antlered deer. Hunters became accustomed to seeing 30 or more deer a day. Paradoxically, the biggest opponents of killing more deer were deer hunters.

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Cat Wars: The Devastating Consequences of a Cuddly Killer

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On the other hand, the extinction of the Spotted Owl is completely unacceptable. And keeping cats, natural hunters, indoors is, as a matter of biology and of common sense, not the healthiest state for them. Mark Gamin, a Cleveland lawyer, likes cats and birds both.

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Trumpeter Swans: Don’t Shoot Them

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Around the middle of the 20th century they had almost gone extinct. They (hunters) see this white thing, and they aren’t entirely sure what it is,” Naumann said. The other reason is due to inexperienced or uninformed hunters. Three hunters have been charged. Many years ago, back in the 1970s, I visited my sister, who lived in West Yellowstone, Montana, in the dead of winter. We rented snow mobiles and drove into Yellowstone.

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Welcome to Come@Me Week

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We are more refined, merely enjoying invasive species, thinking extinct birds are gone and you should get over it, and that those who like to watch gulls probably have a screw or two loose. 7AM – Donna: Don’t Mourn for Extinct Birds.

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Come@Me Week Round Up

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7AM – Donna: Don’t Mourn for Extinct Birds. 1PM – Larry: Hunters are not Conservationists. Another amazing 10,000 Birds theme week is in the tank.

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Hunting Goes Green? Indeed It Has!

Eco Friendly Daily

First of all, I am not a hunter. If it was not for our skill in hunting, we would have gone extinct long ago. That being said, many hunters have evolved from hunting for food to hunting for sport, and hunting for sport is what I do not agree with.

Burning for Biodiversity: How Hunting Promotes Healthy Ecosystems in the Australian Desert

Nature Conservancy - Science

A full moon rises over Nyukuwarta, a region used frequently by Martu hunters and highly valued for its cultural significance. In the last 200 years, Australia has a higher record of extinction of mammal species than anywhere else in the world.

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

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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. The system was intended as a hunter-centric model, both guided by and benefitting consumptive interests. Non-consumptive users are accustomed to hearing that conservationist hunters not only fund wildlife endeavors but were also the primaries in early North American conservation efforts.

Last Gasp for Sandhill Cranes—Act Now!

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All eight hunters on the commission think it’s a good idea to shoot cranes in Kentucky. Remember, they were hunted nearly to extinction in the East before. Why allow hunters to shoot right into the middle of them?

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The Devastating Consequences of Wildlife Poaching


In Africa, poaching has led to the extinction of wild rhinoceros in Mozambique. This is pushing many already endangered species toward extinction [4]. These big game hunters feel that displaying an animal head, its pelt or even an entire animal, stuffed, is an emblem of their prowess.

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Is Sport Hunting on its Way Out in Israel?

Green Prophet

Illegal poaching in the country has now reached levels that could soon result in some animal species becoming extinct or unable to naturally sustain themselves in the wild. Local Druze for instance are hunting porcupine to extinction. Wild Boars are hunted illegally as well.

Ghana – Rainforest Birding on the Brink by Adam Riley

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The Upper Guinea forests are one of the world’s 25 most biologically diverse and endangered ecosystems and are also classified as an Endemic Bird Area, with nearly 20 endemic birds, most of them threatened by extinction. Furthermore, several birds that were considered extinct or not occurring in Ghana have been found to exist, such as White-necked Picathartes and Nimba Flycatcher , both threatened Upper Guinea endemics.

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Bontebok Can’t Jump: The Most Dramatic Conservation Success You’ve Never Heard About

Nature Conservancy - Science

It is arguably the first African animal saved from human-caused extinction. It was declared extinct in 1799, the first large African mammal to go extinct in modern times. The ability to jump would have been a leap into extinction. Bontebok. Photo: Matt Miller/TNC.

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Shark Visits Red Sea Bathers in Eilat

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Is the Red Sea shark spotted at Eilat beach, Israel escaping illegal hunters in Egypt? While it’s rare to find sharks in the Mediterranean Sea (they are almost extinct) , they are not so uncommon in the Red Sea.

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Where to watch shorebirds around Belgrade, Serbia

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Let me add that the only ever ringed Critically Endangered (yet, possibly extinct) Slender-billed Curlew was ringed in northern Serbia (Carska bara Ramsar site) in the 1970s. Still, local hunters shoot waterfowl here, so be extra careful from September to February, especially on weekends.

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Thai Migrant Workers Poach Wildlife for Food in Israel

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Illegal hunting of Israeli wildlife is contributing towards further reductions of both wild birds and mammals; and is even pushing species towards the “red line&# of being threatened with near extinction. And many that were made extinct have been re-introduced.&#.

Why Are Pangolins Endangered?


Lacking the charisma of the largest or fastest animals of the world, the fact that they are being poached to extinction has gone largely unnoticed by the world. What would happen if pangolins go extinct? And becoming harder to find since they are on the brink of extinction.

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Conserving Nature’s Stage

Nature Conservancy - Science

Joined by leading researchers — including Paul Beier of Northern Arizona University and Malcolm Hunter of the University of Maine — they explore how this strategy can be applied to current conservation efforts in a recent special issue of Conservation Biology.

Why Are Elephants Endangered Species?


However, while the elephant is admired everywhere for its intelligence and emotional complexity, it is under assault from all sides and is tragically facing extinction. Today, an even more significant risk pushing elephants toward extinction is the loss of their habitat.

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What is Your Water Footprint?

Green Home Blog

A measure of water is also required by critical habitats and protected wetlands, and its loss or withdrawal would cause even more species to go extinct. I have some hunter green towels I bought in 1999, for a small fortune (though they did let me keep my first born, drat it!)

Linkwood Distillery: 15 Years Old Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky

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A somewhat more credible selection to be sure, as lions actually do exist, but one that sadly snubs the native Scottish wildcat in favor of a felid that’s been extinct in Europe since antiquity.

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The five most unique birds in the world

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Then at some point, Neoaves underwent a rapid diversification — one of the reasons it’s so difficult to settle the higher-level systematics within the group — and while current evidence points toward a rapid diversification after the K-T extinction, it does seem that some neoavian lineages diverged before the end of the Cretaceous, which brings us to the number one species on Jetz et al.’s What are the world’s most distinctive birds?

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Picathartes – Africa’s strangest birds

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It has also been suggested that the picathartes may be the last survivors of a now extinct ancient bird order. Both species of picathartes are threatened by extinction and categorized on the IUCN Red List as Vulnerable.

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Astonishing Facts About Wetlands


They are also home to many beautiful migratory birds and as such are visited both by birdwatchers and hunters. . Leading cause of species extinction. Habitat ruin since the 1970s has been a leading cause of species extinction in wetlands [21].

Shorebirds Are Still Being Hunted, Often Legally

Nature Conservancy - Science

Shorebird hunters had their own calls, decoys, and hunting blinds. Many shorebird populations rebounded after hunting was banned, but some species (such as the Eskimo curlew, which is now extinct) never recovered.