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Balancing on the brink of extinction

the Endangered Species Act and lessons for the future

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Published by Island Press in Washington, D.C .
Written in English

    Places:
  • United States.
    • Subjects:
    • Endangered species -- Law and legislation -- United States.

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references and index.

      Statementedited by Kathryn A. Kohm.
      ContributionsKohm, Kathryn A.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsKF5640 .B35 1991
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxi, 318 p. :
      Number of Pages318
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL1853350M
      ISBN 101559630078, 155963006X
      LC Control Number90005031

      Fundamental new patterns are emerging that may be compared, say, with the change, half a billion years ago, when a biosphere consisting only of microbes gave way to one dominated by multicellular animals. They estimate that it would grow to rival the last great catastrophe of the past, when the dinosaurs and much else died out 65m years ago, in as little as three human lifetimes. Their journey takes them to the Museum of the Apocalypse. But once they did, the miraculous recovery of the bald eagle, the symbol of the nation, resulted.

      By coincidence, one of the authors of the Caballos study, Anthony Barnosky of the University of California at Berkeley, was involved in another study published the same week, a study that sought to put its finger on exactly what is so different — and so weird, in planetary terms, not to put too fine a point on it — about what is happening to the biosphere right now. This is a zombie novel so my expectation was that this would be action packed, which it was, but not necessarily much more. Otherwise we're not gonna keep pace with the extinction crisis. It has already begun. More than 7 billion people worldwide are sharing resources and contributing to activities including overfishing, poaching, logging, mining, pollution and farming with harmful pesticides.

      Yet in the ESA, belittled and nearly eradicated, withstood harsh attacks through negotiations between environmentalists and industry. But once they did, the miraculous recovery of the bald eagle, the symbol of the nation, resulted. They are being destroyed by the fast-spreading emerald ash borer beetle, which arrived in Michigan from Asia in the late s in infested shipping pallets. The California condor and the black-footed ferret, two species that were targets of rescue efforts even before the Endangered Species Act was passed, no longer survive in the wild, though captive populations of each may lead to their eventual reintroduction. Once we awaken to the dynamics that we all face today, the transformations will be so profound, the world as we know it will be irrevocably changed for the better. Fundamental new patterns are emerging that may be compared, say, with the change, half a billion years ago, when a biosphere consisting only of microbes gave way to one dominated by multicellular animals.


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Most of the species in danger of extinction will wait years, perhaps decades, before they are listed and protected under the act. You have our permission to reprint this article if you attribute us with a live back-link to this article.

When one considers that the act protects the Socorro isopod—a small Balancing on the brink of extinction book that has remained unchanged for millions of years and is now restricted to a few small springs in Mexico and the American Southwest—in the same way that it protects the bald eagle, then it is evident we have made a commitment unlike any other.

In order to pave a more natural path into the future, we must begin improving the way we take care of this planet before we run out of time. The recent effort to reduce the drowning of endangered sea turtles in the shrimp fishery is no exception.

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One major revision would be to publish the cost for protecting and recovering any new species proposed for the list. The Sixth Extinction has begun. Other species suffer from diseases, as in the case of the golden arrow poison frog, or poaching for the Chinese medicinal trade, which has reduced the population of Sumatran rhinos to fewer than individuals.

The loss of those resources, combined with the loss of plant and animal species that people depend on for food, is already leaving millions of people hungry, or forcing them to leave their homes and move to already overcrowded areas.

It has already begun. This is a big deal not only for bees but for people, too—after all, bees pollinate a lot of our food. Others maintained that environmentalists would want to save the virus causing smallpox or, on a more practical level, would protect a man-killing grizzly bear instead of its potential victims.

The first decision by the board was the Tellico Dam project and, once again, the project was put to rest.

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Court of Appeals upheld the operation of the act and halted dam construction. In terms of scale, we are now living through one of those brief, rare episodes in Earth history when the biological framework of life is dismantled. Of course, the man and the boy's journey has brought them to the attention of Gideon Silver and they have become entangled in his schemes.

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