Special post: Endangered species


Biodiversity Revolution

Guest post written by Craig Costion

Today we use the term “endangered species” to raise awareness about species that are threatened with extinction. The use of the term ‘endangered species’, however, implies that the species has passed a strict set of criteria that assesses the number of individuals or the area occupied by individuals of that species. The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) regularly maintains and updates which species fall into this category (along with other classifications such as vulnerable and extinct in the wild) as part of its Red List.

When most people think of endangered species they

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6 thoughts on “Special post: Endangered species”

  1. Many thanks for the reblog, Colin – nice to know someone out there is reading us. 🙂

  2. Been playing on my mind a bit Alison. Yes it is. I can’t help but wonder where this, our new found connectivity, is all leading. Perhaps to that eureka moment when all the pieces fall into place, reason prevails and some of the wicked problems confronting us recede…
    Thanks for taking the time to reinforce this new found connectivity.

  3. Sadly, I think reason will need a bit of prodding if it’s to prevail – sometimes it doesn’t seem like there’s a whole lot of reason out there.

  4. Something I thought might interest you Alison http://arstechnica.com/business/2013/08/how-to-break-out-of-your-own-little-corner-of-the-internet-rewire-reviewed/ . As an aside ‘technologists’ present by name, as in Ethan Zuckerman, presenting, at least from a memory point of view, something personal and easy to remember. With science communication however, it’s all to often the science, or the scientist(s) say. Hard to remember, hard to build communication channels. Just saying Alison.

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