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Lions, Tigers Have 100 Years Left in the Wild, Says Biodiversity Expert


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

Cher Away
- 482 days ago - minnesota.publicradio.org
More than 30 years after Thomas Lovejoy coined the term "biological diversity" and made projections about global extinction rates, the chairman of the Heinz Center for Biodiversity is still trying to get the world's attention about the dwindling number



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Karen Avery (118)
Wednesday March 27, 2013, 8:05 am
Very Sad
 

Sandi C. (236)
Wednesday March 27, 2013, 8:14 am
noted with sadness, I'm glad I won't be around to see this!
 

Kit B. (277)
Wednesday March 27, 2013, 8:25 am

Have ever seen a Dodo bird? Neither have I. There are now dozens of birds that were seen by John James Audubon, when did his famous sketches, that are now extinct. For some it was nature, for most it was humans.
 

Barbara D. (107)
Wednesday March 27, 2013, 8:45 am
I am not, in principle, opposed to breeding practices or even genetic interference with species, or revival of extinct species. But to what purpose? I don't see much of any possibility that they could live natural lives in their natural habitats. So to keep them confined in zoos and preserves? Again, I ask to what purpose? Solely so that we gawk at them and reminisce about better times? They will never serve their function in nature as G*d intended.
 

Carol D. (104)
Wednesday March 27, 2013, 9:10 am
Well leaders and companies dont take enough notice Maybe its because they are only interested in the money they will make in their lifetime they are not worried for 100yrs time they wont be here


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Ruth S. (314)
Wednesday March 27, 2013, 10:01 am
That is heartbreaking news!
 

Varcolac Veroscarius (96)
Wednesday March 27, 2013, 10:14 am
Is a shame
 

Elizabeth M. (66)
Wednesday March 27, 2013, 12:13 pm
Very sad article. It breaks my heart to think that future generations will not know of how these animals lived in freedom in the wild.
Thank you for posting Cher.
 

kye j. (41)
Wednesday March 27, 2013, 2:00 pm
Revolting humans are killing off all animal species
 

Allan Yorkowitz (452)
Wednesday March 27, 2013, 2:10 pm
It's like spitting in the wind.....
 

Birgitta S. (221)
Wednesday March 27, 2013, 4:12 pm
:-(((((
 

Anna Undebeck (203)
Thursday March 28, 2013, 2:04 am
Very sad. :'(
 

Janet R. (34)
Thursday March 28, 2013, 4:44 am
I think 100 years is optimistic. They have perhaps 25 years left in the wild. Stupid humans have to control and kill everything that they don't like, can't learn to live with other species. Human overpopulation will kill all the species eventually.
 

Carol H. (229)
Thursday March 28, 2013, 5:01 am
sadly noted
 
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