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Threatened with Extinction, Can the Grevy's Zebra Survive?

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June 21, 2012
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The Grevy's zebra maybe bigger than their common cousins, but their numbers are far smaller. Only a couple thousand now survive, and conservation groups are confident they can only be saved, if more is done to protect their habitat.


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Scientists Look to Bring Animals Back From Extinction

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Buzz60 (Mar. 21, 2013) — At a National Geographic-sponsored TEDx conference, scientists stated that they looking to bring animals back from extinction. They're considering about 10 species for 'de-extinction' based on desirability, practicality, DNA availability and more. Among those in the running: the dodo and the woolly mammoth.
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Australia: From Tuna Hunter to Sushi Saver

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Deutsche Welle (Apr. 30, 2012) — Bluefin tuna are threatened by extinction as the global appetite for the fish soars. A fishing ban is unlikely, so one solution is to breed the fish in underwater cages. But they're not easy to rear in captivity. In Australia, German-born Hagen Stehr is working to mimic natural living conditions of the fish in his onshore farm. The idea is to create an artificial model of the journey to their spawning grounds in order to trick the fish into reproducing.
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One in Five Reptiles Threatened With Extinction, Says Study

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Reuters (Mar. 20, 2013) — A landmark study has concluded that almost one in five reptile species are threatened with extinction. The more than 200 world experts involved in the study say loss of habitat is the driving force behind the plummeting reptile populations but that overcoming the problem should not be beyond mankind.
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