Navigation Links
Dispatches from the edge of doom
Date:5/9/2011

ively manage them." But in so doing, he says, "we also can turn around populations that appear to be extinct."

Yet many other animals and plants, like the Indiana bat found in Vermont, face demise from disease and habitat loss with or without ESA protections, highlighting the law's limits in the emerging age of mass extinction.

Despite its successes, the number of species on the ESA list has "grown by almost an order of magnitude," Roman says. And the number of species projected to go extinct globally in the next century may reach fifty percent.

"There are steps that can be taken to steer us away from mass extinction, to approach the Holy Grail of conservation: zero extinction in our lifetime," Roman writes. "We need to strengthen prohibitory regulations like the Endangered Species Act," he says, and also put money toward landowner incentive plans, endangered species banking efforts, and studies to show the ecological and economic value of endangered species.

"Historically, the pressure has often been on species -- that they cost too much," he says, "I think that there is overwhelming evidence to show the contrary: that they can actually benefit communities." For example, protecting wetlands in Louisiana protects species while also providing very inexpensive storm protection. Or take the value of ecotourism. Manatees, a highly endangered sea mammal, account for nearly all the tourist dollars that come in Citrus County, Fla., says Roman, a fellow in UVM's Gund Institute for Ecological Economics.

"It's really about ecosystems," he says, "You can't protect a species outside of its ecosystem and you can't protect an ecosystem without protecting its species."

Roman calls for a broad network of biodiversity parks to connect isolated islands of current habitat, biodiversity trust funds, better conservation of agricultural and rural lands that border wilderness areas, and, perhaps most importantly, shrinking the human ec
'/>"/>

Contact: Joshua Brown
joshua.e.brown@uvm.edu
802-656-3039
University of Vermont
Source:Eurekalert  

Page: 1 2 3 4

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Dispatches from the edge of doom
(Date:12/11/2014)... 10, 2014  Data Sciences International (DSI), the ... a new series of digital telemetry implants to ... M series, part of the PhysioTel™ Digital platform, ... possible physiologic data when incorporating functional endpoints into ... to toxicology studies has evolved from short ECG ...
(Date:12/10/2014)... DIEGO , Dec. 9, 2014 CIE ... collaboration catalyst that provides the connective tissue that enhances ... enabling them to easily share client-level information; earned a ... to expand to organizations serving seniors aging in community ... Diego" partner on December 11 th 4-6p. ...
(Date:12/5/2014)... , Dec. 4, 2014  Tute Genomics, a ... $2.3 million in Series A1 funding led by UK-based ... also participated in the investment round. "We ... healthcare community adopts next-generation sequencing and seeks new approaches ... Reid Robison , MD MBA, and CEO of ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):New telemetry implants expected to change how large animal toxicology studies are conducted 2Community Information Exchange San Diego Launches Pilot, Secures $1 Million Expansion Grant, and Becomes a "Live Well San Diego" Partner 2Community Information Exchange San Diego Launches Pilot, Secures $1 Million Expansion Grant, and Becomes a "Live Well San Diego" Partner 3Community Information Exchange San Diego Launches Pilot, Secures $1 Million Expansion Grant, and Becomes a "Live Well San Diego" Partner 4Tute Genomics Raises $2.3 Million to Scale Up Cloud-Based Genome Analytics and Accelerate Personalized Medicine 2Tute Genomics Raises $2.3 Million to Scale Up Cloud-Based Genome Analytics and Accelerate Personalized Medicine 3
... at four major genomics and plant pathology laboratories in ... causative agent of "black rot" disease, which is the ... which represents the largest comparative and functional genomics screen ... is published online today in the journal Genome Research. ...
... the toxins that cause paralytic shellfish poisoning (PSP), but scientists ... protection. PSP toxins interfere with nerve function, and the mutation, ... makes nerves less sensitive to those toxins. , The discovery ... Nature. The authors suggest that it has wide ranging implications ...
... especially when it comes to the vaccine description; be sure ... want to understand what the vaccine is about. , ... The European Vaccine Effort against HIV/AIDS today announced that a ... and NYVAC-HIV-C for the prevention of HIV infection has started ...
Cached Biology News:Scientists identify genes responsible for 'black rot' disease in vegetables 2Mutation in clams protects against paralytic shellfish poisoning but raises human health risk 2'EuroVacc 02' HIV Vaccine Trial Begins 2'EuroVacc 02' HIV Vaccine Trial Begins 3
(Date:12/22/2014)... Dec. 22, 2014  Alternative Energy & Environmental ... has signed a letter of intent to acquire ... and patented a nanotechnology-based development platform used to ... enable rapid on-site collection and testing to identify ... issues in an immediate, non-invasive and cost-effective manner. ...
(Date:12/22/2014)...  ( www.competitivehealth.com ) — Competitive Health is pleased ... and advocacy service, has signed an agreement to become ... health services marketplace. 63% of Americans have ... expected to pay. As part of an ongoing effort ... is pleased to offer medical bill review and negotiation ...
(Date:12/22/2014)... 22, 2014 ITRA Global, one of ... of commercial real estate, has further expanded its global ... Perth and Brisbane, Western Australia, reports Mylinda Vick, CCIM, ... ITRA Global / ACORPP (Australian Corporate Property and ... company providing property services to a wide range of ...
(Date:12/19/2014)... Hershey, PA (PRWEB) December 19, 2014 ... a leading developer and manufacturer of needle-free injection ... an agreement with Immunomic Therapeutics, Inc. (“ITI”) for ... injection device with its LAMP™ vaccine platform. ... for an exclusive Worldwide license to the Biojector®-2000 ...
Breaking Biology Technology:ALNE Announces Intention To Acquire BioTechPharma 2WellCard Savings Announces CoPatient Medical Bill Review Service for Members 2ITRA Global Continues International Expansion in Perth and Brisbane, Australia 2Bioject and Immunomic Therapeutics Enter into an Agreement for License of Needle-Free Technology for LAMP-vax Vaccines 2Bioject and Immunomic Therapeutics Enter into an Agreement for License of Needle-Free Technology for LAMP-vax Vaccines 3
... Economic Summit served its purpose by fading away. , ... place between 2000 and 2003 were unsuccessful; on the ... state's growth. But once those general themes were pinpointed, ... them, the Wisconsin Economic Summit needed to give way ...
... - There is nothing that could have been done ... Thursday. But thanks to technology, warning systems for such storms ... F3-grade tornadoes that swept through the south central and western ... of tornadoes here in one day and, undoubtedly, took many ...
... rules, the manufacturer's product going straight to the lap of the ... a roofer or a big business, a single-item purchase is sufficient. ... no costly structures, no bureaucracies and no extra hoards of people ... cheap -- it just takes one call and one quick delivery. ...
Cached Biology Technology:Forum builds on the work of the Wisconsin Economic Summit 2Forum builds on the work of the Wisconsin Economic Summit 3Tornadoes put technology to work 2Tornadoes put technology to work 3Tornadoes put technology to work 4Move over B2B, B2C -- it's M2E time 2Move over B2B, B2C -- it's M2E time 3
...
... of systems provide fast and reliable scalable ... proteomics and drug development laboratories. Staccato systems ... Workstation Series, Application Series and Custom Systems ... a remarkably compact system for performing ELISA ...
... low-vibration filter/fan unit provides continuous vertical flow ... 100 (ISO 5) cleanliness standards , ... clean and disinfect , Large, ... to allow insertion of filling machines or ...
... provides a safe, clean environment for ... accord with USP-797 requirements. HEPA filtration ... cleanliness conditions in the work area. ... tilt-up front panel for easy access ...
Biology Products: