Re: Miss Pop Ulation (was: population, homosexuality)

Harvey Newstrom (
Fri, 3 Dec 1999 02:17:53 -0500

James Rogers <> wrote on Friday, December 03, 1999 3:27 am,
> I always grouped the "over-population" crowd with the
> "endangered species" crowd; they erroneously extrapolate a local
> phenomenon to cover the entire planet. (For those unfamiliar with the
> topic, there are many "endangered species" that were listed as endangered
> because they no longer lived in an environmentalist's backyard.
> Nonetheless, many of those "endangered species" are flourishing by the
> millions in other, less visited, regions of the planet. See Alaska or
> Canada for several examples of over-populated "endangered species" in
> America.)

Facts, please! According to one study mentioned on <>, there are an average of 407 animals left in each species of invertebrates on the Endangered Species List.

The listing of an endangered species by the Endangered Species Act of 1973 (ESA) requires a risk of global extinction, not local disappearance.

Please give references where an endangered species was listed while "flourishing by the millions in other, less visited, regions of the planet."

This sounds like another urban legend being spouted as fact.

Harvey Newstrom <mailto://>
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