Silent Spring

Steve Manning sdmanning at ASUB.EDU
Mon Jan 30 10:55:54 CST 2006

At the risk of stating the obvious, it seems that for conservationists as
well as others, if the focus is on preserving whole ecosystems rather than
individual species, we will come out ahead overall.  It's a question of how
many species become extinct.  Of course some will no matter what.

Steve Manning

At 08:12 AM 1/30/2006 +0000, ralf becker wrote:
>Dear All
>Please have a look at:   <>
> . BBC NEWS |
><>  Science/Nature | All is
>silent down at the pond
>Conservationists must face the reality that animals and plants will go
>extinct, argues an eminent biologist.
>Conservationists are mistaken, argues Professor Tim Halliday in this week's
>Green Room; many animals and plants cannot be saved from extinction, and the
>job of conservation scientists is to document them as they disappear.
>Ralf  Becker
>Reading UK

Dr. Steve Manning
Arkansas State University--Beebe
Mathematics and Science
Professor of Biology
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