United States Federal Services Announce Total Extinction of 23 Different Animal Species

the essential The federal services of the United States, in charge of the protection of wildlife (Fish and Wildlife Service) released this Wednesday a list of 23 different species considered to be permanently “extinct”. The organization points to the consequences of human activities.

You may no longer see Bachman’s Warbler or Molokai Climber. The federal services of the United States, in charge of the protection of fauna (Fish and Wildlife Service) published this Wednesday 29 September a list of 23 different species considered to be permanently “extinct”. Water pollution, poaching, deforestation: the document that was unveiled by this American organization lists the various causes for the definitive disappearance of these animals. This report “highlights how human activity can push species into decline and extinction, contributing to the loss of habitable space, overexploitation, and the introduction of invasive species and diseases”, say the services federal government “in a statement.” The growing effects of climate change are to be expected to further exacerbate these threats

“Each of these 23 species represents a permanent loss for the natural heritage of our country and for the global biodiversity”, responded Bridget Fahey, responsible for the classification of species for the Fish and Wildlife Service. The list includes, among other things, a particular species of bat, different species of mussels and very diverse categories of fish.

In Search of the Ivory-billed Woodpecker

All the animals that were listed by the US federal services were all part of the endangered species list in 1960. However, the fact remains that their final disappearance will not be recorded until three months after the announcement of the US Fish and Wildlife Service: several species are likely to resurface. The scientific community is betting in particular on the reappearance of a majestic white and black bird, endowed with a red crest for the males: the ivory-billed woodpecker. The animal, which is part of the picidae and which did not measure more than 50 has not been seen since 1944.

This was without counting the testimony of John Fitzpatrick, bird biologist at Cornell University (located in the city of Ithaca in New York State), who claimed in a study to have rediscovered the Ivory-billed woodpecker. in Arkansas, in 2005. The scientist also denounced a “premature” decision on the part of the American federal services. For its part, the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN), has still not considered the species as extinct. The Fish and Wildlife Service hopes that the publication of this list will in any case make it possible to raise funds to support the protection of wildlife.

Back to top button