"in tropical regions due to pressures from agriculture and logging."
"In Haiti, six of the nine species of Anolis lizard studied also had an elevated level of localised extinction due to extensive deforestation."
""With turtles, what's quite often the case is they are affected by harvesting and they're quite often used for food or the pet trade,""
"Dr Bohm hopes the study's results will focus attention on their plight."
yes, we in the west are aware. Are the people doing the logging, farming, trapping aware? Do they care? I think not. Neither do their dysfunctional, corrupt governments.
Don't worry, our politicians will try to shake down the U.S. for money that we do not have, to stop a problem that we did not create. I feel badly for the animals, but if a country or culture does not care about them the, results of that should not be blamed on the west. It reminds me of harping on air pollution in America (which has done a pretty good job overall of reducing smog and the like over the last 50 years) yet ignoring the same in China and the developing world.
its the humans fault all the way in my opinion.why?because humans think we could just take over the land and built factories and etc.and we are destroying the planet in so many ways.one we are polluting the planet with these factories,nuclear power plants,coal and etc by sending harmful smoke and chemicals into the sky and the air and the whole planet.Humans have a destructive nature.we do not own the land neither do these corrupt governments all forms of government.we are living here and that's all.humans are destroying their natural habitat so they could built shopping malls and expensive shoes and etc.humans don't surprise me.whether people realize it or not it all points out to humans.mother nature will take revenge and do what she can to protect earth and nature and if humans don't learn soon.she will get rid of those people that are destroying the earth.i do not side with humans i side with nature and the earth!!!
Professor Buzzkill, on 17 February 2013 - 08:43 PM, said:
Ironically, if they were tasty we'd be farming them and they wouldn't be going extinct.
you sir, are a stark, raving genius!!
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Posted 18 February 2013 - 02:09 AM
Plenty of little bluebellies around hear. They managed to survive the comet that destroyed the Dino's, I imagine they will survive us. I'm not sure about us surviving us though
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