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'A national disgrace': Australia's extinction crisis is unfolding in plain sight

12.02.2018
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More than 1,800 plant and animal species and ecological communities are at risk of extinction right now o Interactive: Wombats, sharks, possums, frogs: Australia's animals at risk of extinctionGlobal warming wiped out the Bramble Cay melomys - the first mammalian extinction in the world to be caused by climate change - but a straightforward plan that could have rescued the little rodent was thwarted by red tape and political indifference."It could have been saved. That's the most important part," says John Woinarski, a professor of conservation biology who was on the threatened species scientific committee that approved a 2008 national recovery plan for the species, endemic to a tiny island in the Torres Strait. Continue reading...
Zdroj: The Guardian

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