On the edge of extinction

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On the edge of extinction

#1  Postby Macdoc » Apr 18, 2019 7:42 am

ENDANGERED SPECIES

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How a tiny endangered species put a man in prison
The Devils Hole pupfish is nothing to mess with.


https://www.hcn.org/issues/51.6/endange ... -in-prison

The evolution of the fish is fascinating but how far can society go to protect a small unique species from extinction.

The fish and its environs are surely a natural wonders ...but who charts the limits of preserving them and at what social costs :scratch:
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Re: On the edge of extinction

#2  Postby TopCat » Apr 18, 2019 9:20 am

Macdoc wrote:...but who charts the limits of preserving them and at what social costs :scratch:

Please explain what social costs - rather than benefits - there are of throwing the book at some drunken cunts that climb over a fence to get to an area closed to the public for good reason, and end up trashing it, leaving beer cans, vomit and underwear behind.
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#3  Postby Macdoc » Apr 18, 2019 9:40 am

did you read the entire article? ....it's not about the guys ...

Tax payer resources, water rights ( it went to the Supreme Court ). ranchers making a living etc ....against 135 little fish
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