Articles sur Endangered species

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Beach closed to protect threatened bird species, Chincoteague, Virginia. brownpau/Flickr

Protecting endangered species: 6 essential reads

Congress is considering proposals to amend the Endangered Species Act. In this roundup we offer views on what's lost when species disappear and the complexities of bringing them back from the brink.
The Pinocchio anole lizard (Anolis probiscis) was first described in Ecuador in 1953, then believed to have become extinct until it was rediscovered in 2005. Javier Abalos Alvarez/Flickr

Will optimistic stories get people to care about nature?

'Doom and gloom' messages about nature are less effective than positive ones. The Lost & Found project tells the stories of creatures thought long gone but eventually rediscovered.
Early in the morning and late in the evening is when shorebirds escape disturbance on the beaches on which their survival depends. Arnuchulo

Contested spaces: saving nature when our beaches have gone to the dogs

We aren’t just jostling with each other for beach space. Scuttling, waddling, hopping or flying away from beachgoers all around Australia, wildlife struggles to survive the daily disturbances.
Cheetah are now restricted to less than 10% of its historical distribution, and survive in just 33 populations. Yathin/Flickr

Wake-up call for the world as the plight of cheetahs worsens

A new study reveals that just 7,100 cheetahs remain globally, representing the best available estimate for the species to date.
The program can work well for polygamous species such as gorillas. Mary Ann McDonald/shutterstock.com

Swingers’ hookup program can find the right match for endangered species

Computer dating for animals? Finding the right matchup - using DNA rather than personality questionnaires - could help select the best partnerships for captive breeding programs.

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