05 May '11, 4pm

How humans are forcing other species to evolve

Tuskless elephants : In Zambia, the proportion of tuskless female elephants went from 10 percent to 40 percent in 20 years. In Sri Lanka, fewer than 5 percent of male elephants now have tusks. This is all due to poaching -- elephants without tusks live longer and reproduce more, because poachers will kill the whole animal just to get a few cubic inches of ivory. Short plants : Flowers that get picked a lot -- like the Tibetan snow lotus, which is used in traditional medicine -- end up shorter, since more unassuming plants are less likely to get harvested. It's the literal version of Tall Poppy Syndrome . Tawnier tawny owls: Animals with more summery coloring do better in an environment affected by global warming. Finnish tawny owls with grey coloration do better in the snow, but when there's less snow, the browner ones thrive, and the species as a whole has become more and...

Full article: http://www.grist.org/list/2011-05-05-how-humans-are-forci...

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