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The Problem When Once-Endangered Animals Become Too Plentiful | TakePart

… and it may have been down to as few as 20 survivors by the 1880s. Today, because of protections implemented in the 1920s, there are 200,000 elephant seals—possibly more than at any time since humans first encountered the species. Likewise, “by the 1960s, American alligators were hunted to near extinction and rarely seen in the wild,” according to Roman. “Today they number in the millions and are a common sight on golf courses and in urban canals.” In the 1970s, brown pelicans, bald …

Amur Leopard Doubles in Number, WWF Experts Say | Biology | Sci-News.com

… years and they may reach 20 years in captivity. The distribution of the Amur leopard has been reduced to a fraction of its original range. It once extended throughout northeastern China and throughout the Korean Peninsula. The species range in the Amur River basin was dramatically reduced during the 1970s, losing about 80 percent of its former range. The primary reasons for the animal’s decline are hunting and loss of habitat. Humans are their main predators – trophy hunters seek to kill the …

New spider species found in Azerbaijan – AzerNews

… new fish species Stone moroko (Pseudorasbora parva) and Korean sharpbelly (Hemiculter leucisculus) were discovered in Azerbaijan. Evidently, these fishes were by accident introduced to Azerbaijan’s fauna in the 1970s during the introduction of herbivorous fishes. Stone morocco is widespread in almost all inland waters of Azerbaijan and in Azerbaijani part of the Caspian Sea. The five-year old specimen with a length of 94 mm and weight of 10 grams has been seen in Azerbaijani waters. By …

The red wolf fought back from the brink of extinction, and now it’s adopting pups to survive

Red wolves were one of the first carnivores Europeans encountered in North America. Unfortunately, this meant red wolves were also one of the first to be exterminated. Fuelled by fear and superstition, government supported eradication campaigns reduced red wolves to only about 100 individuals by mid-20th century. In the 1970s, the US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) removed the last remaining red wolves from eastern Texas and western Louisiana to try to save them in captivity. Declared extinct …

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