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Snow Leopards might face extinction due to climate change and other factors

By Raymond Valledor | October 26, 2015 Climate change is now another problem for a particular species of this planet and if left unsolved it might lead to the extinction of the snow leopard. The snow leopard has experienced a decline in number due largely to poaching but according to the World Wildlife Fund climate change is now also a factor in its demise. So far there are around 4,000 of these large cats left in the high mountains of Central Asia but WWF said that among them there are only …

California Proposes Largest Wildlife Overpass Over Los Angeles 101 Freeway For Animals

… that cut through wildlife areas, especially reserves. In that respect, California sees the aforementioned incident as a problem on their 101 highway. Therefore, they have proposed the largest wildlife overpass going over the highway so that animals may cross safely. According to the Los Angeles Times, state agencies, elected officials, and wildlife advocates have pushed for the building of a wildlife overpass at a part of the 101 Highway. It would be near an urban development where the land used …

Iberian lynx: back from the brink of extinction … and run down by cars | Environment | The Guardian

… economic crisis began in 2008. Last year a record 22 lynxes died after being hit by cars, up from just two in 2008. Cars are “the greatest threat for the future of the lynx”, according to the the World Wide Fund for Nature. “It’s revolting because it’s a problem that could easily be fixed,” said Ramon Perez de Ayala, species programme director at the WWF in Spain. He estimates it would cost around €6m (£4m) to make roads safer for lynxes by clearing roadsides of brush, putting up …

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

… eagles, and red-tailed hawks also came back from the brink of oblivion because of the ban on the insecticide DDT, which inadvertently destroyed their eggs. At the moment, in fact, I am sitting on my porch watching one of the hundreds of local osprey, saved from near extinction owing to DDT, flying home to its nest with a fish clutched in its talons like an auxiliary fuel tank. To continue reading this article, please click on this link: Source: The problem When Once-Endangered Animals Become …

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