May 03, 2005

Extinct Species To Endangered Species

Environmental degradation is a fact of life; so is species moving into the extinct list.

But once in a while, against the flow, few previously though-to-be extinct species turns out to survivors; albeit in small numbers. recently two such magnificient creatures moved back from the extinct list to the endangered list

Angola's Giant Sable Antelope

Arkansas Ivory-Billed Woodpecker

These two incidents are a joyful occasion; but it should not turn us away from the challenges of eco-conservation. Just imagine that we are being given a second chance to do better; there may not be a third chance!


silverine said...

Really glad to hear this news. Am a amateur bird watcher and know a fair bit of the Nilgiri bird population.In fact I will be going on one such expedition next week.

Matter of Choice said...

ah well...

the birds that i watch are not classified as "endangered" :)
i came across these two news items very closely and thought it might be quite interesting


silverine said...

Well.... the type of bords u watch are diferent from my feathered freinds. anyways the links were really interesting.

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Anonymous said...

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Talking abt the poor women whose earnings are below 1 Lakh, well govt is undertaking some projests on women education and employmet. To support it, why dont u guys do some thing ?
"It would make sense if you contribute to some thing and then comment."

If the govt is exempting women from tax, that should not be a qs. of concern as it encourages women employment and participation and also indirectly hepls a family a whole. Also by giving this benefit to a married women, I'm sure she would responsible enought to properly utilize the saved amount for her family.So this way the women is encouraged and the family too is benefitted which includes MEN.