Category: Extinction

Hong Kong bans trawling to save fish stocks

Hong Kong has banned trawl fishing in its waters, a decision welcomed by conservationists Friday as a crucial move to save fish stocks and revive the city’s depleted marine environment. The measure, which is expected to come into effect in late 2012, comes after a long campaign by environmental groups who say the method is…

Asian cheetahs racing toward extinction

The conventional wisdom about cheetahs (Acinonyx jubatus) is wrong, according to new discoveries that could have wide-ranging impacts on conservation of the world’s fastest land animal. First of all, the long-held belief that cheetahs had little genetic variation throughout their range appears to be false. A study published January 8 in Molecular Ecology reveals that…

The Sixth Extinction Crisis Loss of Animal Populations and Species

Gerardo Ceballos, Ph.D.1, Andrés García, Ph.D.2, and Paul R. Ehrlich, Ph.D.3, 1Instituto de Ecología, Tercer Circuito Exterior S/N, Ciudad Universitaria, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, México D. F. 04510, MEXICO. 2Estación de Biología Chamela, Instituto de Biología, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México. Apartado Postal 21, San Patricio, La Huerta, Jalisco, 48980, MEXICO. 3 Center for…