Conservation by Assisted Migration

J.E. Shields
Sun, 20 Jul 2008 07:44:15 PDT
Ex situ conservation is the most horrible of horrors to many 
conservationists. A worldwide group of conservation biologists proposes 
that humans may need to assist plants and animals threatened with 
extinction by global climate change to find new habitats.

Reports on this paper can be found in various newspapers, among which is 
the Los Angeles Times, at:…

The original article can be found on the Science Magazine web site at…

This is going to be a very inflammatory subject for a long time to come. I 
see it as a fundamental conflict between realists and romantics. I would 
guess that there will never be much agreement on this subject, but we 
should all start thinking seriously about this matter, nevertheless.

Jim Shields

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