Monday, June 2, 2014

Species going extinct faster than old times

While it's clear that we are undergoing a major climate change, a new study reveals that different species of animals have vanished faster than the time when humans first appeared. Could it be because of the temperature change? Or is it because of the overpopulation of human beings?

Javan Tiger (1994)

A report says that animals have been vanishing 1,000 times faster compared to the early times. It's even faster than what biologists have believed according to Duke University's lead biologist Stuart Pimm. 

Lonesome George, the last giant tortoise died 2012 (Pinta Island Tortoise)

The said report was published in the journal Science last Thursday, which was now hailed by outside experts as the landmark study. 

What's more? Pimm additionally announced from research at the Dry Tortugas that "We are on the verge of the sixth extinction, whether we avoid it or not will depend on our actions."

Lonesome George close-up

Though there are a number of factors involved, but the number 1 issue is habitat loss. Various animals have lost their habitats due to human alterations for advanced structures.

Ordinary people like us might not make any major changes about this issue, except for some rich businessmen and the government. However, what we can do is at least save space, reduce unprofitable housing, and most of all, practice population control in our own family circle. 

With the use of your gadgets, applications like iNaturalist could help by sending signals to biologists to locate species that are in trouble. With your mobile report, they can put them in captivity to find better suitable alternatives to save them and encourage repopulating their kind.

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