Conservationists Want To Skip ” Save the Panda”

NZ Herald2011-11-11:                      A majority of professional conservationists believe it’s time to consider shifting efforts away from some of the world’s most famous species, such as the panda, to concentrate on others with a greater chance of success. A survey of nearly 600 scientists involved in wildlife protection found more than half agreed with the idea of species “triage”, where conservation efforts are concentrated on certain animals and plants that can be saved at the expense of species too difficult or costly to preserve in the wild. The highly controversial idea has been discussed for several years among conservationists with little…                     more »

Photo: Confiscated Tigers In Indonesia / AP

In this Feb. 22, 2010 file photo, tigers recently confiscated from the residence of an Indonesian businessman sit inside a cage at Animal Rescue Center run by Indonesian Forestry Ministry and Animal  Sanctuary Trust Indonesia (ASTI) in Bogor, West Java, Indonesia. Conservationists must protect tiger populations in a few concentrated breeding grounds in Asia instead of trying to safeguard vast, surrounding landscapes, if they want to save the big cats from extinction, scientists said Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2010.

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~ by narhvalur on November 12, 2011.

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