Thursday, October 22, 2009

More drastic measures needed to save endangered species

Recently, we learned current CO2 targets are inadequate to save our coastlines (the way we know and love them), now it seems conservation targets are too low to save endangered species. (New Scientist) According to a University of Adelaide study, “minimum viable population size (MVP) -- where a species has a 90 per cent chance of surviving the next 100 years -- comes in at thousands rather than hundreds of individuals.”

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I started pound360 to channel my obsession with vitamins, running and the five senses. Eventually, I got bored focusing on all that stuff, so I came back from a one month hiatus in May of 2007 (one year after launching Pound360) and broadened my mumblings here to include all science.