These animals went extinct in the wild. Scientists brought them back

Thu, 22 Apr 2021 06:25:12 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
<https://edition.cnn.com/2021/04/16/world/animal-reintroduction-extinct-wild-c2e-hnk-spc-intl-scn/index.html>

"What do North Carolina's red wolves, the Eurasian beaver and Przewalski's
horse have in common?

All of them went extinct in the wild -- and all of them came back, thanks to
reintroduction programs.

Conservation scientists use translocation and captive breeding to re-establish
animal populations that have died out in the wild -- either entirely or in
certain areas. Reintroducing extinct-in-the-wild animals to their native
territories can be a double win: helping to restore degraded ecosystems, as
well as increasing population numbers.

But setting a species loose in the wild is a precarious balancing act.
Reintroductions often take years and involve multiple phases, says Natasha
Robinson, an ecologist at the Australian National University who specializes in
threatened wildlife."

Via Frederick Wilson II.

Cheers,
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mailto:xanni@xanadu.net               Andrew Pam
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