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  1. Elapidae1

    Elapidae1 Very Well-Known Member

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    Have our attempts at conservation excellerated the decline of our protected areas? Should we accept that captive coservation is the only option available? Should the majority of focus from conservationalists be captive conservation or should we still be striving to protect the areas in which these animals occur or just accept it doesn't work? Do win run the risk of people accepting the wild extinction of a species simply because we have it in captivity?
     
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    Slickturtle Not so new Member

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    Hi Steve1

    Roughly speaking, "ecological extinction" is when a species falls so far below its natural population density and distribution that it no longer fulfills the ecological role that it evolved to do. In other words, its presence or absence in the environment is irrelevant at the ecological level.

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    Gosh Steve1

    these are excellent question. Can you make it to the ASH meeting in Sydney?! It takes a bit too much space to deal with these on a forum.

    GLM
     
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    Elapidae1 Very Well-Known Member

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    LOL Unfortunately I can't make it, I'm in Perth but please don't feel obliged to answer. I allready have my opinions and was merely trying to stimulate further conversation on a subject I enjoy.
     
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    Sorry to drag up an old thread but, I watched this video again today fantastic is all I can say. Its a pity the powers that be don't have the same understanding of wildlife.
     
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    Things are getting underway. They can only go species at a time.
     
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    Wasnt there a turtle brought back from the brink? by captive breeding and release? margret river turtle maybe?
     
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    witch one is it ?
     
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    Yes there has been progress on the Oenpelli since that video. Hoping to go on the Oenpelli safari with Gavin, I can't do much but it may help a little.
     
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    Can someone link the video again please? The original one is coming up with a video about bullying for me
     
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