Category Archives: The Sixth Extinction

Hunt Elephants to Save Them? Some Countries See No Other Choice – The New York Times

“Even where this conservation strategy seems to work, however, some critics question the contradiction inherent in hunting threatened and endangered species. “Any trophy hunting of an endangered species is by definition unsustainable, as it cannot sufficiently contribute to the survival … Continue reading

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The IUCN- International Union for Conservation of Nature- Red List grows larger with each update: Summary Statistics

“The most recent Red List of Threatened Species, compiled by the International Union for Conservation of Nature, counts around 46,000 critically endangered species, but it is thought that more species could be at risk.” http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/earth-could-face-sixth-mass-extinction-within-100-years-9924117.html “In addition to species changing status, The … Continue reading

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Earth could face sixth mass extinction within 100 years | The Independent

“Derek Tittensor, a marine ecologist at a UN conservation monitoring centre in Cambridge, said in the report: “In general the state of biodiversity is worsening, in many cases significantly.” Current estimates assume that the rate of extinction is anything from … Continue reading

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Species Extinctions – Science and the Endangered Species Act – NCBI Bookshelf

“Rates of Extinction In a 1992 report to Congress, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service categorized 711 species of plants and animals as follows: improving—69 (10%), stable—201 (28%), declining—232 (33%), extinct—14 (2%), and unknown—195 (27%) (USFWS, 1992). The relative proportions … Continue reading

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Anthony Doerr: We Were Warned – The New York Times – by Anthony Doerr – NYT

“Boise, Idaho — Twenty-five years ago this month, more than 1,500 prominent scientists, including over half of the living Nobel laureates, issued a manifesto titled “World Scientists’ Warning to Humanity” in which they admonished, “A great change in our stewardship … Continue reading

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Does he know? Do they Know? By David Lindsay Jr.

Does he know? Do they Know?        By David Lindsay Jr.      April 24, 2017 “Do they know?” is the refrain of a famous song by Gian Carlo Menotti in Amahl and the Night Visitors. The crippled boy’s mother laments: Do … Continue reading

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Era of ‘Biological Annihilation’ Is Underway- Scientists Warn – The New York Times

“From the common barn swallow to the exotic giraffe, thousands of animal species are in precipitous decline, a sign that an irreversible era of mass extinction is underway, new research finds.The study, published Monday in the Proceedings of the National … Continue reading

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