October 27, 2021

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6 Ways Species Rely on Humans for Survival

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6 Ways Species Rely on Humans for Survival

Sometimes, a species has declined so dramatically that they require serious human intervention to ensure they don’t disappear forever. Here are six ways we’re using conservation and science to keep those species alive.
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Sources:
https://academic.oup.com/bioscience/article/62/10/869/238036

The Dilemma of Conservation Reliance: When a Species Needs Help Indefinitely

Condor
https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/California_Condor/lifehistory
https://www.peregrinefund.org/projects/california-condor

Raising a California Condor Chick Takes Hard Work—by Birds and Humans Alike


https://www.biologicaldiversity.org/species/birds/California_condor/

Golden frog
https://nationalzoo.si.edu/animals/panamanian-golden-frog
https://nationalzoo.si.edu/center-for-species-survival/news/science-rescue-fightforfrogs
https://nationalzoo.si.edu/center-for-species-survival/assisted-reproduction-and-genome-resource-banking-panamanian-golden
http://www.amphibianark.org/the-crisis/chytrid-fungus/
http://science.sciencemag.org/content/360/6389/621
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/05/180510150039.htm?utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=ScienceDaily_TMD_1&utm_source=TMD

Tortoises

Repopulating Islands Where Tortoises Went Extinct

Restoring Existing Tortoise Populations

Tortoise Breeding and Rearing Programs

Breaking: Female Tortoise Found on Fernandina Island

Alula
https://ntbg.org/database/plants/detail/brighamia-insignis
https://e360.yale.edu/features/extreme-botany-the-precarious-science-of-saving-rare-endangered-plants

Karner Blue Butterfly
https://www.fws.gov/midwest/endangered/insects/kbb/lupine.html
https://www.nature.org/en-us/explore/animals-we-protect/karner-blue-butterfly/
https://www.nature.org/en-us/about-us/where-we-work/united-states/ohio/stories-in-ohio/prescribed-burning/

Image Sources:
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:U.S._Fish_and_Wildlife_biologist_Eddie_Owens_places_pipped_egg_from_LA_Zoo_into_wild_California_condor_nest._The_captive_bred_egg_is_replacing_the_wild_laid_egg_that_went_missing_in_March_(likely_due_to_predation)_(26129394772).jpg
https://www.flickr.com/photos/47945928@N02/5262786860