Environment Little African grebe becomes extinct

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tawny water fowl that lived in a tiny corner of Madagascar is extinct, wiped out by an introduced species of predatory fish and by nylon fishing nets, conservationists reported on Wednesday.

The Alaotra grebe, Tachybaptus rufolavatus, also called the rusty grebe, had been highly vulnerable as it was found only in Lake Alaotra, eastern Madagascar, said the Swiss-based International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), which compiles the famous Red List of endangered species.

The grebe was wiped out by habitat destruction, by the introduction of a carnivorous fish called the snakehead murrel and by nylon gill-nets which accidentally caught and drowned many birds.

"No hope now remains for this species. It is another example of how human actions can have unforeseen consequences," said Leon Bennun, director of science at BirdLife International.

 
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Samael88

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I only have one thing to ask in this situation.
Where the heck was those damn animal people when this bird needed them?:nuts:
 

T.s.e

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Don't introduce foreign species to places that are as good as isolated... Learn your ecology, now.
 

NightShade

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It is another example of how human actions can have unforeseen consequences," said Leon Bennun, director of science at BirdLife International. here.
wtf.
Pardon me, but...
Why should I care?

omg! though there is like 1 extinction a year so this really isn't that strange, and it doesn't effect you in any way, it's an example of how humans will screw the earth.
It is estimated that humans will look like a mass extinction in the records of future intelligent species or just future us. Many expect the mass extinction to be worse than the one that wiped out the dinosaurs (when your worse than ten kilometres of rock hitting the earth you know that there's a problem).
most megafauna is somewhere on the endangered scale (least concern to extinct).
 

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wtf.


omg! though there is like 1 extinction a year so this really isn't that strange, and it doesn't effect you in any way, it's an example of how humans will screw the earth.
It is estimated that humans will look like a mass extinction in the records of future intelligent species or just future us. Many expect the mass extinction to be worse than the one that wiped out the dinosaurs (when your worse than ten kilometres of rock hitting the earth you know that there's a problem).
most megafauna is somewhere on the endangered scale (least concern to extinct).

*cough* Oil spill? *hack* *fake vomit*

But... I thought we were supposed to die by asteroid!!!
 

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I don't know much about this, but as I see it this mixing up of species around the entire globe isn't THAT big of a deal.
Some species will get extinct and it will cause some imbalances in the ecosystem. But over a long term view the other animals will adapt and there is a new balance.
Will just take some time.

And it can only happen once, because once everything is mixed up there is nothing else to mix.
 

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wtf.


omg! though there is like 1 extinction a year so this really isn't that strange, and it doesn't effect you in any way, it's an example of how humans will screw the earth.
It is estimated that humans will look like a mass extinction in the records of future intelligent species or just future us. Many expect the mass extinction to be worse than the one that wiped out the dinosaurs (when your worse than ten kilometres of rock hitting the earth you know that there's a problem).
most megafauna is somewhere on the endangered scale (least concern to extinct).

You do know that we protect certain animals right.
 

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I don't know much about this, but as I see it this mixing up of species around the entire globe isn't THAT big of a deal.
not sure I understand you. (there seems to be some words missing)
The introduction of diseases into aboriginal tribes wasn't a big thing either.
Some species will get extinct and it will cause some imbalances in the ecosystem. But over a long term view the other animals will adapt and there is a new balance.
Will just take some time.

And it can only happen once, because once everything is mixed up there is nothing else to mix.
True.
I thought you were wondering why you should care about the animal going extinct.
Then again there are a lot of extinct or extremely endangered animals that we find awesome now (giant eagles, mammoths, moas, possibly giant ground sloths and sabre toothed cats and such), and our ancestors didn't. Do you want kids to find things like amphibians or bats or any big cats or whales or etc. (actually) awesome? It's just a matter of morals.
If you don't give a **** about anyone else then you shouldn't care.
You do know that we protect certain animals right.
and you do know that it's illegal to to take drugs right.
Look how well that's working. Laws are even harder to enforce if it's out in the wilderness.

Most animals we will destroy we will do so indirectly via environmental destruction.
 
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