Threatened & endangered species

Discussion in 'Environment' started by waltky, Dec 25, 2011.

  1. JDzBrain
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    Not to put too fine a point on it skoo, but you have averaged nearly 3000 post a year since you joined USMB and that's just slightly less than the person who started this thread. So....what's the point?

    Personally, I kill and eat 4 legged, furry critters with great regularity. The more it looks like Bambie the more tenders! ;~0

    But I'm not going to work to help a specie disappear. Good wildlife practice...MOSTLY government staying out of it...has left us in Kentucky with one of the highest deer and trophy deer populations in the US. Not to mention, the highest population of elk east of the Mississippi. More than every other state east of the Mississippi combined, in fact!

    The problem is, other countries don't have governments that are stable and answerable to the people. As a matter of fact...if things keep going the way they are...WE WON'T EITHER before long.

    The Fed OWNS more than half of all land west of the great plains. That is in DIRECT violation of the Constitution. The fed is miss managing the land and wildlife and causing all manner of eco catastrophe.

    What's going on in the Congo is emblematic of what WILL happen here if we don't get our out of control government under control and control of our resources back in the hands of the people it belongs to and have a vested interest in the way it's utilized...US!

    Freedom from religious persecution was just one of the two main reasons people came to the new world and founded this country. The abundance and ability to own land and natural resources that didn't belong to a monarchy was the other main reason.

    THAT is going away if we aren't careful and we will become Congo!
     
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    waltky Wise ol' monkey Supporting Member

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    Yea, Granny says dat works with Uncle Ferd too...
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    Gorilla communication: mums use 'baby talk' gestures
    12 June 2012 - The gorillas were much more tactile with infants than with other adults
     
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    considering that 99.9% of all the species that ever exited on earth are extinct, it would seem that extinction is the norm, not the anomoly.
     
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    And then humans got up to 7.017 billion souls, many of them very, very stupid.

    When human habitat starts to fuck up, worse than it is doing, I hope stupids die, first.

     
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    Mr. Zookeeper at the Louisville Zoo tells ever'body not to monkey around with the gorillas...
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    DR Congo conflict puts rare gorillas in peril
    Wed, Sep 26, 2012 - Home to the famed mountain gorillas, Africa’s oldest national park in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DR Congo) has been overrun by armed groups who have slaughtered wildlife and scared off much-needed tourists.
     
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    thats dangerous.
     
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    Granny says, "Awww, dem poor monkeys...
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    Great ape habitat in Africa has dramatically declined
    28 September 2012 - Bonobos have less far territory to roam
     
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    Granny says, "An' purt soon dey gonna be comin' over here an' ya gonna have to stand in line behind `em at K-mart - is gonna be awful...
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    Population of Africa’s gorillas rises
    Sun, Nov 18, 2012 - Uganda’s mountain gorilla population has grown to 400, up from 302 in 2006, according to a census conducted last year, bringing the total number of mountain gorillas in Africa to 880 and giving hope to conservationists trying to save the critically endangered species.
     
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    There is a difference between a species going extinct from natural causes and a species going extinct due to deforestation and being slaughtered for parts.
     
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    Around five tonnes of seized ivory were burned in Gabon last year...
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    Poaching boom sees thousands of elephants killed in Gabon
    6 February 2013 - More than 11,000 elephants have been killed by ivory poachers in Gabon since 2004 according to new research.
     

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