Wednesday, 3 June 2015

Many endangered species are back, but face new struggles

Date:  June 2, 2015

Source: University of Vermont

Summary:  Several once endangered species, including the humpback whale, the northern elephant seal and green sea turtles, have recovered and are repopulating their former ranges, a study of marine mammals finds. But returning species create a new challenge: some people interpret the return of these animals as a hostile invasion. The study presents strategies for 'lifting baselines' to help manage and celebrate recovering species.

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