Across the United States, ecologists are battling to save endangered species from extinction. Scientists are now joining in the effort with sophisticated models that can be used to predict, and eventually prevent extinction. In this program, we travel to the Florida Everglades to see how the tiny Cape Sable Sparrow is faring despite an over-flooded environment, and to New England to find out how field mice are adapting after their habitat was destroyed. We discover what role scientific models play in the future of these species.
Surviving Extinction was produced by the Soundprint Staff.
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UNEP World Conservation Monitoring Centre
The United Nations Environmental Program's Center provides information for policy and action to conserve the living world.
The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
A listing of the world's endangered and threatened species, compiled by the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources.
World Atlas of Biodiversity: Earth's Living Resources in the 21st Century
by: Brian Groombridge, M. D. Jenkins, United Nations Environment Programme 2002
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by: Worldwatch Institute 2003
A comprehensive analysis of the global environmental problems we face and innovative solutions.
Importance of Species: Perspectives on exoendability and Triage
by: Simon A. Levin and Peter Kareiva (editors) 2003
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