The man destroyed habitats, in the oceans, to the wild and provides for the heating of the earth’s climate: Almost 27 000 animal species are at the end of this year as threatened on the Red list, ten thousand more than ten years ago.
“a new negative record and affects almost 30 percent of all the species studied,” said the environmental Foundation WWF on Thursday to Appear in their new list of the winners and losers in the animal Kingdom 2018. Even if some species are on the verge of extinction, there are therefore examples that give hope. A selection:
NORTHERN white rhinoceros: The death of Sudan, the last male of his subspecies, was in March, international headlines and concern. Worldwide, only two females remain are now left who can’t get a young more. Scientists, however, have the goal of helping the subspecies of a future: the ova of the females, frozen sperm and surrogate mothers of another Rhino subspecies to make it possible. Until the baby Rhino is from the lab of reality, it is for the animals but: loser.
bald IBIS: The handsome birds with black Plumage and long, curved Beak were once considered a delicacy – Überjagung led in the 17th century. Century to its extinction in Central Europe. A European Union-supported project has to be settled to the target, the rare Migratory bird. By the end of 2019 120 forest should pull out of the black between the Northern foothills of the Alps and Tuscany. In the absence of adult Dominant first copies flew with a human aid to navigation from the lake to their winter quarters to Italy – in the company of a light aircraft. Winner.
TIGER: In Nepal, it goes uphill for the big cats. After there in 2009, there were only around 120 tigers, more than 230, according to the Ministry of the environment of the country after a six-month count in three national parks. Nepal is one of 13 States that agreed in 2010 on protection zones for the big cats. The goal is to double the number of wild tigers globally by 2022. Currently, nearly 3900 left – from 100 000 tigers in Asia. Not only poachers remain a Problem. You only have to look to Nepal: winner.
HERRING: Between endangered exotics, it is expected the inhabitants of the Western Baltic sea. However, the herring stock is collapsed for lack of offspring. As fundamental changes in the Baltic sea due to climate change are suspected. Meanwhile, the allowable catch has been reduced by almost half – with the preset, the EU fisheries Minister, but remained behind the more far-reaching proposals. The International Council for the exploration of the sea (ICES) had even called for the herring fishery in the Western Baltic sea, first to suspend. Experts doubt whether the stock could now recover yet. Loser.
bee-eaters: they are so colorful, that the laity should hold for ausgebüxte cage birds. But from the tropics and subtropics tribe of bee-eaters found in Germany, increasingly habitats. By 2000 breeding pairs and increased immigration from the Mediterranean, the WWF is talking about. Among their prey – unlike the Name suggests – in addition to bees, other insects. The presence of the birds in this country, according to the environmental organisation the climate warming. The classification of the WWF is this: “winners for the wrong reasons”.
SPOTTED quoll: The nocturnal loner with the dotted fur have always had a limited habitat in Australia. Since they went extinct about 50 years ago on the mainland – imported enemies such as foxes and, presumably, a disease had their share, there was only in Tasmania. In a breeding – and return-project, among others, the WWF is involved, have been relocated to 2018 Spotted quolls in an Australian national Park. If it succeeds, there is a Population build up? The first offspring of the animals that remind a little of a mixture of mouse and a small cat that came in this summer to the world. Winner.
AMAZON river Dolphin: river dolphins have it in several regions of the world very difficult. In the case of the Amazon, the conservationists were already no longer convinced that the animals had become rare, reliable data are lacking, however. “The Red list 2018 certainty prevails: The dolphins are now officially considered to be endangered,” says the WWF. The reasons for this are various: among others, fisheries, environmental toxins, and rain forest destruction. The power of the pink dolphins: loser.