when species are left to rot in a basket case...
The dramatic ongoing loss of Australian animal and plant species has prompted influential scientists to call on governments to start making tough decisions about which ones to save - and which species should be left to face extinction.
The proposal to triage Australia's unique species comes from some of the nation's most senior conservation biologists.
It is a radical and controversial shift from decades of hard fought conservation victories aiming to preserve all species and wilderness.
"I'm afraid to tell everybody we're in a terminal situation. We're confronting a whole raft of species about to go over the extinction cliff," said David Bowman, a Professor of environmental change biology at the University of Tasmania.
Professor Corey Bradshaw, director of The Environment Institute's Climate and Ecology Centre at The University of Adelaide, says Kakadu National Park has suffered a 95 per cent decline in mammals.
"Kakadu National Park, our largest national park, is basically a biodiversity basket case," Professor Bradshaw said.
This is the debate we do not have to have... In the seventies, not long after I came to these warming shores, I was arguing with heads of Museums about the importance of "sub-species" and that of other species that were not "beautiful, sexy, cuddly or in abundance"... In those days during which we had to fight the "creationists" as well, the "scientists" were facing the same problem of species "triage" due to scientific fund shortage... Nothing new.
The only species we REALLY need to get rid off are the Politicus animalus and the Triagius professorii — all those politicians and stupid scientists who think they have the right to decide on others species' adventure on earth. This of course only happens because human enterprises encroaches more and more on the necessary habitats of other species. Thus in the stupid wisdom, the right wing thinkers think we have to make a choice on which species to to shoot or boot out forever off this planet because of ... COSTS... Money! Mula! Dosh! Well let's kill off this entity and replace it with ethical understanding of nature and our humanistic stylistic duty to make sure we don't walk on nature's "vulnerables" because our clown shoes are too big.
Professor Corey Bradshaw should resign from any scientific work and become a real estate agent.