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Re: Extinction and Loss of Habitat

  • Subject: Re: Extinction and Loss of Habitat
  • From: "Ron Iles" <roniles@eircom.net>
  • Date: Tue, 6 Nov 2001 10:25:25 -0600 (CST)


You must be joking?  


----- Original Message ----- 
From: <Ted.Held@hstna.com>
To: "Multiple recipients of list AROID-L" <aroid-l@mobot.org>
Sent: Tuesday, November 06, 2001 4:12 AM
Subject: Extinction and Loss of Habitat

I take exception to the statement that most extinctions are caused by loss
of habitat. Surely some, maybe many are in the large scheme. But new
predation, disease, and plain old climate alteration must be right up
there. And then there is the probable fact that some species are just not
well evolved - failures, in other words. I think habitat loss gets a big
following since it is an obvious factor in large animal extinctions,
particularly those of recent times. You know, the warm fuzzies. I wish I
had the Book of Life and could review the numbers on this that would
include all "species", including the millions that have perished since the

Just a skeptic about sweeping pronouncements.

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