[Taxacom] Biodiversity and Species Value

Kenneth Kinman kennethkinman at webtv.net
Mon May 31 20:07:11 CDT 2010

Hi Robin,
     Family Crasionycteridae is endangered due to human activity,
particularly deforestation.  Therefore I think humans should do what
they can to mitigate that damage.  It is often called the bumblebee bat,
because it is the smallest of all bats, and considered by many to be the
smallest of ALL mammals.
      Anyway, I see that it is on the EDGE Species List (EDGE =
Evolutionarily Distinct and Globally Endangered).  I've always thought
such species are special and should a higher level of protection than
species in speciose genera and families, and was glad to see the EDGE
Society formed a few years ago to promote that view.  I still think they
are deserving of priority protection, especially when humans caused
their endangered situation.  More about the EDGE Project here:

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