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    The Tasmanian Wolf is also called the Tasmanian Tiger, BTW. They were mostly called the Tasmanian tiger in Australia, to the best of my knowledge.

    The re-discovery of the Ivory Billed Woodpecker was made over a year ago..they're just announcing it now. Hopefully, the government has made all the provisions that will keep the remainig IBW from being harrassed.

    What do you think would happen if Oil was discovered under their habitat?
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    bush would come along and kill everything in sight?
    I've heard the problem isn't supply of oil, but that there aren't enough refineries out there... and the oil ANWAR or whatever it's called is supposed to last only 6 months.
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    aprilh, hunters were definatly NOT part of the final decent of the passenger pigeon to extinction, altough they are mostly responsible towards its decline. It seems this species evolved in such a way that it could only exist viably in huge flocks and not as small colonies. Huge coloy numbers (<6000? - purely hypothetcal guess) probably stimulated breeding. While that # undoubtedly existed after the huge killing sprees ended, very few single colonya that size (big enough to stimulatemost of the birds to breed) were in existance, so the remminants probably faild to reproduce near the end, even if it was well within the threshold in witch succesfull recovery was possible in most other species.
    that makes no logic

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    Market Hunters were a huge factor in the extinction of the Passenger Pigeon. Yes, they needed large numbers to survive...but if you have people killing 10s and thousands of them at a time........guess what? It all adds up. Plus, you've got other people chopping down forests as fast as they can.
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    there's a video there.link
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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] ]ratteler who pushed the bighorn sheep, bison, pronghorn, and elk from those states in the firstplace so conservation of them was needed? u kind of left out a important part there,
    You can hardly compare the hunters of current days to the settlers of the americas. It is like comparing the slave owners to modern day people.
    I will leave my thaughts on this subject at that, This should remain a possitive thread about the great rediscovery of a species.
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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (Finch @ April 28 2005,9:36)]aprilh, hunters were definatly NOT part of the final decent of the passenger pigeon to extinction, altough they are mostly responsible towards its decline. It seems this species evolved in such a way that it could only exist viably in huge flocks and not as small colonies. Huge coloy numbers (<6000? - purely hypothetcal guess) probably stimulated breeding. While that # undoubtedly existed after the huge killing sprees ended, very few single colonya that size (big enough to stimulatemost of the birds to breed) were in existance, so the remminants probably faild to reproduce near the end, even if it was well within the threshold in witch succesfull recovery was possible in most other species.
    Thank you, being alittle tipsy as I am right now. I couldn't seem to hit the right keys to get that across. Glad to see someone else got it out while I was working on my last post.
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    the passenger pigeons are small and sufficent habitat still existed in large tracts, with the primary food plant beech being able to quickly regenerate from cut stumps after the forest was cleared. Plus this pecies was nomadic, so once food supply was exausted in one area it would find food in another- a habit developed due to the unpredictability of beech 'mast' (years of hevy fruiting)
    No doubt the hunters were cause of extinction but its not like every single individual was blown to high heven, the last just failed to reproduce, they wernt all shot out of the sky.
    that makes no logic

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