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Re: Extinction

Post by ethiopianwolfking » Wed Oct 13, 2010 1:07 pm

a website i found with a lot of imformation, pictures and videos of endangered and recently extinct species is Arkive. they have over 1000 mammals, 3000 plants, nearly 2000 birds, and a lot more listed. not everything on there is endangered, though.
http://www.arkive.org
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Re: Extinction

Post by Wolves4ever1995 » Tue Feb 22, 2011 11:03 am

SolitaryHowl wrote:This topic is to talk about animal extinctions - recent or far in the past.

For example, the most recent extinction is the Baiji Dolphin who went extinct in 2007 (source: http://dodosgone.blogspot.com/) and the West African Rhino who also went extinct in 2007. (source: http://dodosgone.blogspot.com/)

What is the Top Country for extinct species in the last 500 years?

The United States of America. 231 animals extinct. 23 species of plants extinct.

(source: http://dodosgone.blogspot.com/2007/09/2 ... -list.html)


Animals That May Go Extinct in 10 Years?

1. Iberian Lynx
2. Sumatran Orangutan
3. Northern Hairy-Nosed Wombat
4. Wild Bactrian Camel
5. Dama Gazelle
6. Seychelles Sheath-Tailed Bat
7. Chinese Alligator
8. Black Rhinoceros
9. Pied Tamarin
10. Leatherback Turtle


(source: http://dodosgone.blogspot.com/2007/06/e ... years.html)

What About Wolves?

Unfortunately, the Red Wolf is close to extinction with only 100 individuals left in the wild. Previously, 20 or so years ago, the Red Wolf was extinct in the wild and only 15 individuals existed throughout the whole world! Re-introduction has been successful, however it is still likely they will become extinct in our lifetime.

(source: http://www.treehugger.com/galleries/200 ... php?page=5)

Is The Genetic Diversity In Decline?
http://dodosgone.blogspot.com/2007/06/extinction-rate-estimates.html wrote:
Another threat to species is reduced genetic variability resulting from the obstruction of migration routes used by land animals. New highways, urban sprawl, and other man-made barriers, can shut off contact between species subpopulations.
Would Biodiversity Recover Without Humans?

Read this Article; it's very interesting. (http://dodosgone.blogspot.com/2007/06/b ... umans.html)


This Topic Is Not Meant For Anti-Human Discussions; Merely to Bring Awareness.

what about the amur leopard there are less than 35 in the wild right now

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Re: Extinction

Post by Thandi » Tue Feb 22, 2011 6:51 pm

I feel sorry for all the animals that are extinct, I hope that new technology will help bring them back.
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Re: Extinction

Post by kmdogs97 » Wed Feb 23, 2011 6:15 am

Asheek wrote:
SolitaryHowl wrote:Even animals that are close to extinction (like the Red Wolf with less than 1000 individuals) will not escape extinction. There would not be enough genetic diversity for the species to survive.
Thats wahat many people think of the cheetah. Many scintest say that even if people no longer poached them, that the cat would never make a full comeback because of inbreeding. Some suffer from cramped teeth, bent legs and other debilitation deformaties...
I read that since there is so limited breeding pools for cheetahs to breed in, it would be like mating with a cousin. :| I hope some of these animals survive.

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Re: Extinction

Post by Kivia » Thu Feb 24, 2011 10:21 pm

Saw an article that I thought was fitting for this topic:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/02/1 ... tml#241265

Basically it's about an effort to locate "lost" amphibians, and out of 100, they've only found four. Though this really is tragic in that there have been so few species found, I think what's important here is that there can be hope for them- we just need to realize that these species are in need of protection.

I've been doing research in my free time as well on
Tyto pollens, or the Andros Island Barn Owl, which was a species of flightless Barn Owl that supposedly went extinct in the 16th century due to deforestation by explorers. But, there have been reports of sightings, and since they were flightless, would they have most likely live in burrows and not have been that heavily affected by deforestation? So could have they survived all of these years? Who knows. I'd love to do some more research on them...even go to Andros Island if I could.

So maybe there may be hope for these lost species, but we really need to focus on those that are going extinct and aren't lost.

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Re: Extinction

Post by ethiopianwolfking » Fri Feb 25, 2011 2:41 pm

the lists of endangered species are just endless. as well as the well known tigers, turtles etc. theres all the little known ones like the long-beaked echidna and the vaquita. i hope these species become better known so more people are aware of thier plight
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Re: Extinction

Post by xSelene » Fri Mar 04, 2011 10:52 pm

It's sad to think that most of the animals that were once alive on this planet are now extinct. And seeing the list it's sad these animals may soon be added to that list of extinct ones.
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