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How to choose which species to save

Joanne Parkinson

28th December 2019

Scientists have expressed concern that up to a million species are at risk of extinction as a result of climate change. This then poses the question- which should we save?

it’s taken ten years on the breeding programme for the at risk spoon-billed sandpiper programme to be successful. The first two uk-bred chicks have hatched; suggesting that the future for this species is looking more promising. However, the time, expertise and money needed to enable this project to work demonstrates the difficulty facing conservationists as they battle to save the most endangered species. There are many other species equally at risk and the conservationists can only do so much. Many species will be made extinct despite the efforts to save them if global agreements and actions to protect them don’t happen soon. For more information on this story check out the following report:

Joanne Parkinson

An experienced, outstanding Geography teacher, GCSE examiner and Head of Humanities in a 11-18 school. I'm passionate about all geographical events and am a keen blogger.

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