1. The Abundance of Bison

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    The abundance of bison “Between the Rocky Mountains and the states lying along the Missippi River on the west, from Minnesota to Louisiana, the whole country was one vast buffalo range, inhabited…

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    • The Northern potted Owl

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      The northern spotted owl In 1990, northern spotted owls were officially declared “threatened.” Since then, their overall population has declined by 65%. Today, only a few thousand pairs of northern…

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      • Sharks

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        Sharks Global demand for sharks has caused populations to plummet. Nearly 40 million sharks are killed each year just for shark fin soup in Asia. Fish and chip shops in Europe disguise…

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        • Seahorses

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          Seahorses An estimated 24 million seahorses are taken from the wild every year for use in traditional Chinese Medicine, the aquarium trade and as dried souvenirs In 2004 all seahorse…

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          • Sea turtles

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            Sea turtles “In those twenty leagues… the seas was thick with turtles… so numerous that it seemed the ships would run aground on them and were as if bathing in them.” – Christopher Columbus,…

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            • Salmon

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              Salmon Scientists believe that about 16 million salmon returned each year to spawn in the native streams throughout the Columbia river basin. Today annual runs of wild salmon have declined…

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              • Red Panda

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                WHAT IS MISSING? The red panda Once found throughout China the endangered red panda has become extinct in Shanxi, Gansu, Qinghai and Guizhou Provinces and its range is now confined to Sichuan,…

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                • Pteropods

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                  Pteropods and coccolithophores “There’s a whole category of organism that have been around for hundreds of millions of years which are at risk of extinction namely, things that build calcium…

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                  • Przewalski's Horse

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                    Przewalski’s horse “The last true wild horse and the only ancestor of the domestic horse that has survived to the present day. The final abode of the Przewalski’s was in southwest Mongolia where…

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                    • Prairie dogs and black–footed ferrets

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                      Prairie dogs and black–footed ferrets In the last 100 years 98% of all prairie dogs were exterminated. Their range shrank to 5% of what it had been. Several other species depend on the prairie…

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