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(AP News)   U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to take 23 birds, fish and other species off the endangered list   (apnews.com) divider line
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2021-09-29 8:47:55 AM  
Well, that's all folks.
 
2021-09-29 9:02:17 AM  
Sadly there's no way to know what causes it.

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2021-09-29 9:22:01 AM  
Endangered animals, it's what's for dinner.
 
2021-09-29 10:53:08 AM  
To be fair this is a long awaited cleaning-house.

Most of these species haven't been seen in at least 30 years. The most recent sighting on the list is 2004. The oldest is 1899.
 
2021-09-29 10:56:25 AM  
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2021-09-29 10:58:06 AM  
There's a slim chance the Ivory Billed still lives in Cuba.
 
2021-09-29 11:30:51 AM  
To hell with the environment. All it does is keep us alive.
 
2021-09-29 11:33:06 AM  

The Reverend Sam Hill: To hell with the environment. All it does is keep us alive.


If you think of Earth as a spaceship hurtling through the uncaring void of space, it becomes much more obvious why you don't take a dump in the vent system.
 
2021-09-29 11:35:52 AM  

stuhayes2010: There's a slim chance the Ivory Billed still lives in Cuba.


This news was my once-every-decade-or-so excuse to ping a guy I know who's a swamp guide down south, and ask him whether I should believe the government this time around. :(
 
2021-09-29 12:32:34 PM  

dbirchall: stuhayes2010: There's a slim chance the Ivory Billed still lives in Cuba.
This news was my once-every-decade-or-so excuse to ping a guy I know who's a swamp guide down south, and ask him whether I should believe the government this time around. :(


The government never said that the ivory-billed was alive.  That was  a team from Cornell that said maybe they'd seen it, and they continued looking for years.  The US government also threw in.  And they never found another hint of it.  It was never "found" again.  Nobody said it was alive.  They just hoped maybe it was a real sighting.

But make sure and blame The Government because we're a bunch of pigs.
 
2021-09-29 1:05:08 PM  

Inebriated Bolshevik Muppet: To be fair this is a long awaited cleaning-house.

Most of these species haven't been seen in at least 30 years. The most recent sighting on the list is 2004. The oldest is 1899.



Of course time has gone by, that's how it works. You seem to be implying that it's somehow better that time has gone by.
 
2021-09-29 2:23:54 PM  

Barfmaker: Inebriated Bolshevik Muppet: To be fair this is a long awaited cleaning-house.

Most of these species haven't been seen in at least 30 years. The most recent sighting on the list is 2004. The oldest is 1899.


Of course time has gone by, that's how it works. You seem to be implying that it's somehow better that time has gone by.


I'm saying there are entries in there that haven't been seen in over a century. All but like 2 haven't been seen since the 80s or earlier.

That there's an entry from 2004 lets you know how long they normally wait before doing this.

It's a house-cleaning measure, not a sudden mass extinction, which was implied.
 
2021-09-30 12:24:24 PM  

cryinoutloud: dbirchall: This news was my once-every-decade-or-so excuse to ping a guy I know who's a swamp guide down south, and ask him whether I should believe the government this time around. :(

The government never said that the ivory-billed was alive.  That was  a team from Cornell that said maybe they'd seen it, and they continued looking for years.  The US government also threw in.  And they never found another hint of it.  It was never "found" again.  Nobody said it was alive.  They just hoped maybe it was a real sighting.

But make sure and blame The Government because we're a bunch of pigs.


Indeed, the government hasn't admitted they were alive since 1944.  My naturalist friend thinks that the Collins guy who pushed for a habitat conservation plan after the 2005 "find" was well-intentioned, but didn't realize that 1) it'd be basically impossible to create a habitat conservation plan for a species you can basically never find when you look for it, and 2) his efforts got the attention of all the wrong people (pro-development sorts with lots of money). So if they aren't extinct, they're at the very least too spread out and reclusive to sensibly protect them anywhere other than existing huge protected areas, so... maybe it doesn't matter so much whether they're on the list?
 
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