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Old 10-09-2008   #1
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Mammals facing extinction threat.

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"Within our lifetime, hundreds of species could be lost as a result of our own actions, a frightening sign of what is happening to the ecosystems where they live," said Julia Marton-Lefevre, director-general of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) which publishes the Red List.
"We must now set clear targets for the future to reverse this trend, to ensure that our enduring legacy is not to wipe out many of our closest relatives."
The report's authors said the current concern with financial matters must not be allowed to obstruct the decline in the Earth's natural systems.
"The financial crisis is nothing compared with the environmental crisis," the deputy head of IUCN's species programme, Jean-Christophe Vie, told BBC News.
"It's going to affect a few people, whereas the biodiversity crisis is going to affect the entire world. So there is a risk that because of the financial crisis, people are going to say 'yeah, the environment is not that urgent'; it is really urgent."
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/7651981.stm
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Re: Mammals facing extinction threat.

Has news always been this bad?

We are all fucked
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Re: Mammals facing extinction threat.

The fetal position is appropriate, methinks.

*curls up with Baxter*


Let me explain: there are actions we could take now to curb the extinction rates that we have caused and leave the ecosystems in a less precarious situation, but because it is a financial loss with no tangible gain...
Well, I don't see it happening.
Sigh.
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