Things related to the web of life; ecology; wildlife; endangered species

"Texas Group To Auction Hunting Permit For Endangered Black Rhino"

"The Dallas Safari Club, a Texas-based trophy hunting group, has announced plans to auction off a permit to hunt and kill a black rhino, a critically endangered species. Organizers believe the rare permit could fetch up to half a million dollars, which will be donated to fund future black rhino conservation efforts."

Source: Huffington Post, 10/29/2013

"In Fragmented Forests, Rapid Mammal Extinctions"

"In 1987, the government of Thailand launched a huge, unplanned experiment. They built a dam across the Khlong Saeng river, creating a 60-square-mile reservoir. As the Chiew Larn reservoir rose, it drowned the river valley, transforming 150 forested hilltops into islands, each with its own isolated menagerie of wildlife."

Source: NY Times, 09/27/2013


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