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The Extinction Crisis in a Warming World

Environment  (tags: climatechange, endangered, habitat, research, wildlife, conservation )

- 1188 days ago -
How climate change is intensifying threats to nature and what can be done about it.


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Chris Otahal (507)
Monday April 18, 2016, 4:58 pm
This is a really cool article and it features the Amargosa Vole Project that I, along with many other partners, have been working on over the last few years.

Freya H (344)
Monday April 18, 2016, 6:14 pm
It looks as though the world is headed for a perfect storm: climate change, corporate takeover of governments, militarism, nationalism - so get ready for the doo-doo hitting the fan.

Mandi T (367)
Monday April 18, 2016, 6:41 pm
Very interesting reading Chris. I worry about the climate change, but glad you and the others are out there working on the Vole project. TY

Rosemary Rannes (642)
Monday April 18, 2016, 8:43 pm
I can only offer the same refrain as Susan Sorrell

" “I’m hoping that the vole will be like the pupfish. It’ll go from being endangered to not even being threatened,” Sorrells said. “That’s the hope we all have.”

Conservation is key, and critical to re-establishing the Amargosa Vole population.

" One of the marshes with a relatively ample water supply is Shoshone Spring. Amargosa voles used to live in the marsh, but they disappeared over the years as people diverted water and allowed invasive plants to replace the native bulrush.

" In order to restore the marsh in Shoshone, researchers recently cleared away the overgrown vegetation, preparing to recreate the natural habitat. As soon as native bulrush grows back in about a year and a half, state and federal officials plan to reintroduce a group of captive-bred Amargosa voles from UC Davis."

Chris thank you for your personal dedication to this research project which definitely has enlightened me!
Shared on Twitter and on my Pinterest boards to help enlighten others!

Animae C (508)
Monday April 18, 2016, 8:49 pm
Thanx Chris

Ruth R (246)
Tuesday April 19, 2016, 7:08 am
Thank You! Noted. There are five good articles.

Dawnie W (250)
Wednesday April 20, 2016, 3:15 am
Noted with interest, An excellent read. Thank you kindly Ruth.
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