15 May '11, 6pm

Increasing wild rabbit survival through supplemental food: One-fifth of all vertebrate species worldwide are thr...

Increasing wild rabbit survival through supplemental food: One-fifth of all vertebrate species worldwide are thr...

One-fifth of all vertebrate species worldwide are threatened with extinction and many have undergone declines. Several rabbit species also face similar circumstances and have become increasingly threatened with habitat loss. A new study, currently in press in Biological Conservation , identifies the provision of food supplements as a conservation measure to enhance rabbit survival. Last October a study published in Science listed one-fifth of the world's vertebrates as ''Threatened''. Moreover, this assessment, to which 174 scientists have contributed, clearly states that this figure is increasing, with an average 52 species of mammals, birds and amphibians moving one International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Redlist category closer to extinction each year. The main threats faced by these groups are agricultural expansion, logging, overexploitation, and invasiv...

Full article: http://www.earthtimes.org/conservation/increasing-wild-ra...

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earthtimes.org 23 May '11, 3am

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blog.nature.org 19 May '11, 3pm

Joe Fargione is lead scientist for The Nature Conservancy’s North America region. A new report by the Food and Agriculture...