Thursday, February 16, 2017

Anthropocene Defaunation - Papers!

Did you know? Click for detail. Source.

Very disheartening.

Remember these posts?
Back then I was more optimistic - and now, a tad less.
This remarkable paper analyzes the patterns of global defaunation (extinctions and decline in abundance of individuals within populations), and the findings are depressing indeed. Couple that with this analysis of the particular vulnerability of large animals (paper here), and the future looks grim = e.g., I'm personally convinced that any large animal living in Africa is essentially toast.
CNN interactive exposé here.

And the Sharks?
The oceans are a very large piece of real estate, and methinks there still is hope - tho time is definitely of the essence.

Anyway, essential reading. 
And the bloody conservation drudgery continues.

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