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Deforestation Sparks Giant Rodent Invasions


Animals  (tags: animals, animalwelfare, wildlife, deforestation, climate change, habitat destruction, environment, habitat, protection )

Cal
- 1356 days ago - news.mongabay.com
Capybara are expanding into areas of deforestation throughout South America, reports a new study conducted by Kansas State University researchers and published in the journal of Global Change Biology



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Bette M. (91)
Wednesday December 15, 2010, 2:39 am

John Muir-1838-1914
He fought for & saved all
of our national parks from
mans destruction.
Plant & protect trees for life

"God has cared for these trees,
saved them from drought, disease,
avalanches, and a thousand tempests
and floods. But he cannot save
them from fools."
John Muir......

Trees are the lungs of the earth.

Plant & protect Danny's trees for life..............
 

ParsifalOFFLINE S. (100)
Wednesday December 15, 2010, 2:50 am
Redeem butterf-lies credits - or even better create a real conterbalance by planting trees in wildlife...
Thanks for the reminder Bette.
But in Nature - it is a coming and going.

Cal, who would be sorry, if our species would become extinguished?
 

Mike Feenaughty (268)
Wednesday December 15, 2010, 3:16 am
Noted.
 

Bette M. (91)
Wednesday December 15, 2010, 3:16 am
Parcifal......Thank you!!

One needs to ask just how many of the
oversized rats there are compared to
our human population of seven billion & counting?

Animals on their own due to any number of
natural reasons become exstinct. But, man is
doing an excellent job of wipeing all of em' out.
And, in the end we will wipe our selves out
just because there are too many of us already!!

Plant & protect Danny's trees for life................
 

Carol H. (229)
Wednesday December 15, 2010, 5:09 am
thanks Cal, sadly noted
 

Ge M. (217)
Wednesday December 15, 2010, 9:46 am
South America is owned by the beef barons and they do not care who or what they trample on in the process. Many other animals are suffering and, I recall reading somewhere, that capybaras were being hunted for their meat and their numbers were reducing.

This damage to the environment has an obvious and ongoing effect on the ecosystem which is going to have an effect on the environment which will have a further effect on the ecosystem...........................

This is a far bigger example than many others that we have seen but one that Cancun have totally ignored. What is the point if NO-ONE will do anything? Surely it is time that the intelligent people go involved ie the scientists and the public, anyone but a politician!
 

Michela m. (3903)
Wednesday December 15, 2010, 3:19 pm
Noted!! Thanks, Ciao!! Michela
 

Anna G. (31)
Wednesday December 15, 2010, 3:23 pm
thanks!
 

Lin Penrose (92)
Wednesday December 15, 2010, 3:45 pm
Noted & thanks Cal. Invasion to one area is immigration from & to another because of lack of resources or increased competition for those resources necessary for a living organism to survive. Those creatures have been driven out by humans & the voracious appetites we have. By increasing our species, the sheer numbers of our insatiable lives, guarantees the migration/invasions & probable extinction of many other life forms that would share the Earth, if humans would just stop, think, & limit our human reproduction. It really is very simple math.
 

Philip Heinlein (471)
Wednesday December 15, 2010, 4:24 pm
There are always some creatures that survive and thrive after an extinction event. Small mammals were big winners 65 million yrs ago when the dinosaurs were wiped out. After global warming alters the Earth in the decades ahead, cockroaches and rodents will probably rule the world.
 

EcoWorrier M I A MoonWalk Again (969)
Wednesday December 15, 2010, 8:13 pm
i bet they are going to be slaughtered too and be called pests, so people can do terrible things to them. I wish people left the trees and forest alone.
 

Kerrie G. (135)
Thursday December 16, 2010, 1:55 am
Noted, thanks.
 

Sini K. (113)
Thursday December 16, 2010, 7:46 am
Noted, signed and thank you.
 

Sonny Honrado (6)
Sunday May 22, 2011, 11:55 pm
This is bad. Noted.
 
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