Monitoring wildlife to extinction?

Many international wildlife programs may be monitoring endangered species to extinction, often without taking necessary action to save them.

A study from the ARC Centre of Excellence for Environmental Decisions argues that some conservationists are standing by and watching species die out.

The study cited 24 cases - mainly mammals and amphibians - from all around the world where the species became locally or totally extinct while being monitored. This included the Channel Island Fox, the Vancouver Island Marmot, the West African Black Rhino and the Christmas Island Pipistrelle Bat.

The proposal suggests introducing trigger points for action to be included in the monitoring process.

Read more at ARC Centre of Excellence for Environmental Decisions

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