[Taxacom] when is a common species critically endangered?
carmine.colacino at unibas.it
Wed Jun 27 04:22:19 CDT 2012
Well, perhaps it would be easier to convince somebody that killing a human would save many more species (endangered or not) than killing a cat ;-)
Moreover "we" have "selected" cats to become "pets" than we cannot complain if the cat, however, behave as.. well... a cat, that is a predator.
Jokes apart, isn't that a bit naive to think we have the right to kill anybody/anything?
Well, I need to put a disclaimer here, as I am certainly biased, having 7 cats at home ;-)
Dr. Carmine Colacino
Laboratorio di Briologia
Dipartimento di Biologia Difesa e Biotecnologie Agro Forestali
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On 27 Jun. 2012, at 09:25 , Daniel Whitmore wrote:
> Might the mite fight the bite of the night and ignite quite a fright in the
> light or in spite of these questions?
> 2012/6/27 Stephen Thorpe <stephen_thorpe at yahoo.co.nz>
>> also, they rather dubiously dismissed the record of the mite from the
>> introduced plant Lotus corniculatus as just being due to the recent
>> presence at the same site of Clianthus, as if it meant nothing. Yet, Lotus
>> is in the same family as Clianthus, and the record is *some* evidence that
>> the mite can survive on other, related plants if it has to, perhaps in
>> numbers too low to show the characteristic galls, and the mites themselves
>> are too small to be seen otherwise ...
>> From: Geoff Read <gread at actrix.gen.nz>
>> To: Stephen Thorpe <stephen_thorpe at yahoo.co.nz>
>> Cc: "taxacom at mailman.nhm.ku.edu" <taxacom at mailman.nhm.ku.edu>
>> Sent: Wednesday, 27 June 2012 1:22 PM
>> Subject: Re: [Taxacom] when is a common species critically endangered?
>> Just a caveat on the success of this host plant in cultivation (really up
>> against it to survive in the wild without human help). Clianthus maximus
>> might be widely _attempted_ to be grown, from commercial cultivars (likely
>> to be low in genetic diversity). But introduced snails still defoliate it,
>> it's not a good competitor with other plants, and it's not very long
>> lived. Altogether hard work to keep & won't flourish without help from
>> those who plant it. Great for the garden shops repeat business, until
>> maybe it goes out of fashion, as plants do.
>> Noting I'm glad to live in a country where people are still able to worry
>> about the exact conservation status of mites (and snails, worms, and
>> insects), and be taken seriously by politicians - albeit as long as there
>> isn't mineral wealth beneath the habitat.
>> On Wed, June 27, 2012 12:11 pm, Stephen Thorpe wrote:
>>> Thanks Ken ... perhaps even just "vulnerable" is the appropriate
>>> It is not threatened, as such, for as long as Clianthus is widely
>>> cultivated in gardens and parks, and there is no indication that this
>>> change ...
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