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Wild Species Are on the Run From Mass Extinction

Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, extinction, wildlife )

- 1366 days ago -
Scientists say a fifth of vertebrates - including the panda, tiger and black rhino - are threatened

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naomi cohen (51)
Friday January 25, 2013, 5:16 pm
so horrible, so traumatic. humans can turn it around, if they stop the poaching and murder. thank you, cher.

penny C. (87)
Friday January 25, 2013, 5:36 pm

David C. (241)
Friday January 25, 2013, 6:07 pm

Ruth M. (235)
Saturday January 26, 2013, 1:37 am
It would be great to turn the tables but as long as you've got bad humans (and unfortunately there are more than ever) I can only see it getting worse. Attitudes of too many these days stink it's like going back in time only then killing animals was done for exhibits etc which was more through ignorance not greed!

Danuta Watola (1264)
Saturday January 26, 2013, 4:03 am

Christeen Anderson (659)
Saturday January 26, 2013, 5:10 am
So sad. Run faster please. Thank you.

Ro H. (0)
Saturday January 26, 2013, 7:08 am

Judith Hand (55)
Saturday January 26, 2013, 7:18 am
The lower rate of extinction is hopeful, especially with all of the deforestation, global warming effects, etc. Heck, I still regret that I never got to see a dodo!

Carol H. (229)
Saturday January 26, 2013, 9:21 am
noted, thanks Cher

Karen B. (8)
Saturday January 26, 2013, 9:22 am

S S. (0)
Saturday January 26, 2013, 9:25 am
Thank you.

Ruth C. (141)
Saturday January 26, 2013, 9:37 am
I agree with Ruth M.

Michael Kirkby (97)
Saturday January 26, 2013, 10:51 am
Too many people and too many corporations; receding habitats and yes we can for a time turn it around if we can get those in influential positions to comply and make necessary changes. Then there is the local indigenous factor. It's hard to be philanthropic or idealistic when you have kids to feed and your wage is almost subsistence. Viable opportunities need to be presented to them in order to substitute rainforest logging; overfishing and introducing crops such as palm oil.
Lastly, there is the cycle of nature which illustrates what happens to species that don't adapt - ask the dinosaurs.

michelle t. (41)
Saturday January 26, 2013, 12:42 pm
Humans are trashing the planet

Natalie V. (27)
Saturday January 26, 2013, 1:42 pm

Past Member (0)
Saturday January 26, 2013, 5:10 pm
Too many people outnumbering animals now so they dont have much chance Pity man dont become extinct then they might have a future


Amy E. (66)
Tuesday January 29, 2013, 7:57 am

Yvonne F. (180)
Friday February 15, 2013, 10:48 am
Beyond words! What exactly is it CITES do??
Thanks Cher
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