Gilbert Fritz wrote: The government in the USA is doing a good job, or a fairly good job, on the large swaths of land.
Alder Burns wrote:videos by Connie Barlow about assisted migration, which basically means that people can help slow-propagating plants, like trees, to move north and/or uphill as climate change progresses and their present habitats become unfavorable.
The time to protect a species is while it is still common.
It is estimated that over 99.9% of all species that ever lived are extinct.
Rick English wrote:
I think it is important to make a better place for all wildlife, and not get tunnel vision on a specific species.
Rick English wrote:Totally agree humans are the majority of the cause of recent species extinction, but not the only cause. The majority of species that have gone extinct on earth, did so long before humans existed as a species.
Gilbert Fritz wrote:
4. For publicity reasons, the gov. tends to focus on large iconic animals, even if they are not keystone species, and/ or it is really too late to save them
Tyler Ludens wrote:A big problem I have with the "charismatic megafauna" thing is that it helps propagate the idea that "The Environment" is out there somewhere
Casie Becker wrote:I don't see much in common between creating wildlife support in our properties and creating small zoos. The biggest targeted example of everyday gardeners trying to preserve a species, that I'm aware of, is the Monarch butterfly. This is a concerted national (maybe multinational, anyone in Canada or Mexico taking part?) effort on the part of gardeners, local organizations, and some government entities to grow enough support habitat and fodder to carry this species through their continental migration.
Gilbert Fritz wrote:No conservationist would dream of messing with them. But they are unlikley to protect old brownfields and suburban weed lots, which are doing the same thing. In fact, they promote the clear cutting of diverse second growth forests in the tropics.
Tyler Ludens wrote:In Texas, we get the same property tax break for Wildlife Management as we do for Agricultural use of land. So instead of ranching badly, we can be restoring habitat for endangered critters. And that's in fact what my husband and I are doing on our 20 acres here - we manage for Songbirds and Amphibians. We don't know if we have any endangered Golden-cheeked Warblers, but we do have habitat which could be restored to foster them.