Tagged extinction

ABILITY TO PERSIST

—the loss of singing culture may be what the researchers called a “precursor to extinction.” read : how does that song go? this bird couldn’t say

PROCEEDINGS FROM THE ACADEMY OF SCIENCES

— “to avoid extinction, genetics is where it’s at. we found that the introduction of new genes was a significant factor in helping the population thrive.” read article : using beetles to learn how to save endangered species

HUMAN CONSUMPTION

— “one herbal medicine had trace amounts of snow leopard DNA in it, we also found DNA from pit vipers, frogs and trace amounts of cat and dog dna.” read article : heavy metals, pharmaceuticals and endangered species DNA found in traditional chinese medicines

RELATIVELY LARGE & CONSPICUOUS

— “the population crunch is the result of large-scale habitat destruction – burning and clearing of tropical forests – as well as hunting for food and illegal wildlife trade” read article : more than half of the world’s primates on endangered species list

LIGHTING UP EMPIRE STATE BUILDING AUGUST 1ST 2015

— saturday, on the roof of a building on west 31st street, mr. threlkel and mr. psihoyos, will be illuminating the night from 9 p.m. to 12 a.m. with a looping reel showing a “noah’s ark” of animals. read article : illuminating the plight of endangered species, at the empire state building more : livescience.com

FIRST AND FOREMOST FOR ENTERTAINMENT

 — today, zoos are starting to serve a slightly different function (or at least attempting to) as we are faced with the looking reality that if we don’t take measures to conserve endangered species, they can and will go extinct read article : can zoos really be the key to bringing endangered species back from the brink

HOME SWEET HOME

read article_ eco experts mapping the world’s endangered species more : world development indicators

HIS NAME IS “HOLIDAY”

— “it’s a friendship that wouldn’t happen in the wild, but cure some of the loneliness for an animal on the edge of extinction” read article : scientists hope frozen zoo will save endangered species