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We Can Help Endangered Cat Survive Climate Shift, Scientist Says


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

Cher
- 523 days ago - nbcnews.com
Climate change could ensure the wipeout of the Iberian lynx, considered the world's most endangered cat, new research from Spain suggests



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Kit B. (276)
Monday July 22, 2013, 8:04 am

I don't hold out much hope for humans getting it right.
 

pam w. (191)
Monday July 22, 2013, 8:21 am
Introducing a predator into a ''new'' ecosystem can be DISASTROUS! Anyone remember the mongoose introduction into Hawaii?

There are other groups contemplating similar efforts around the world. Many atolls will be submerged soon and some of them are home to rare/endangered animals. Ecologists/naturalists are studying places where these animals can be relocated.

It's not a great idea....but, if it's the only hope for saving Aldabra tortoises, for example, or some of the Galapagos iguanas, etc.....we have to try, don't we?
 

Glen Venezio (97)
Monday July 22, 2013, 9:00 am
thank you for sharing this!
 

Veselin Varbanov (23)
Monday July 22, 2013, 9:07 am
I don't know about surviving the climate shift , BUT I would be surprise if is survives human invasaion and exploitation on this planet!
 

Lisa Zilli (17)
Monday July 22, 2013, 9:30 am
the question is: will we help the lynx survive?
 

Sandi C. (217)
Monday July 22, 2013, 9:52 am
noted
 

Debra Tate (17)
Monday July 22, 2013, 12:27 pm
Noted
 

Joanne Dixon (40)
Monday July 22, 2013, 2:06 pm
So it eats mostly rabbits. Possibly too bad we didn't think of this when they introdiced rabbits into Australia and they took over. I wish I didn't have to agree with Kit.
 

Allan Yorkowitz (448)
Monday July 22, 2013, 2:39 pm
These animals have been posted before. My unpopular suggestion was to create a sanctrary for them
 

Birgit W. (152)
Monday July 22, 2013, 3:45 pm
Noted.
 

GGmaSheila D. (169)
Monday July 22, 2013, 8:54 pm
Noted - hope they move these beautiful cats.
 

Fi T. (16)
Tuesday July 23, 2013, 4:13 am
Everyone's job
 

Ruth S. (298)
Tuesday July 23, 2013, 5:02 am
Humans always mess up everything they touch!
 

Dianne D. (462)
Tuesday July 23, 2013, 7:36 am
Everything gets messed up when humans try to mess with mother nature. Will we ever learn?
 

Lona Goudswaard (78)
Tuesday July 23, 2013, 8:21 am
Moving the lynx north to where? Europe is very crowded, so soon human encroachment on the new territory will endanger them again. Besides, introducing a predator species into a new area by man, instead of a natural and slow migration, may wreck havoc on species in that area.

Humans are no renowned for introducing animals into a new environment successfully, we can barely manage to restore them to their original habitats.
 

Sara P. (63)
Tuesday July 23, 2013, 10:47 am
I think that humas done enough!!! :(((( Live them alone!
 

TRISH GEIDEL (214)
Wednesday July 24, 2013, 7:33 am
WELL, WE STILL HAVE PLENTY OF RABBITS HERE IN OZ !

IF THEY START RUNNING OUT OF THEM, MAYB THEY CAN
COME & GET SOME ! XXXXX

IT WOULDN'T DO TO INTRODUCE THE LYNX HERE, B/C
WE ALREADY HAVE A FERAL KITTEH PROBLEM, THAT'S
KILLING OFF SMALL MAMMALS & REPTILES, SO WE
SURE DON'T NEED AN EVEN BIGGER KITTEH, ROAMING
AROUND HUNTING, ;
IT MIGHT THINK RABBIT'S A BIT BORING & DECIDE TO
TRY A NEW DIET !

SADLY, I THINK I ALSO HAVE TO AGREE WITH *KIT* !

(BAD EYES=BIG TYPE)
 
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