JUN 11, 2015 05:15 AM PDT

On the list, off the list and on the list again...


No, it's not the VIP list at a hot club, it's the endangered species list. Once a species is placed on the list, some might think that's the end, next stop, extinction. Not so fast. Thanks to dedicated conservationists, some species that were endangered came back from the brink, increasing their numbers.

If a species gets its numbers back up to a certain level, they are "de-listed" or taken off the endangered list and monitored for a period of years until it's shown that they can sustain themselves.

Sadly after heroic measures and conservation efforts that take years, some de-listed species wind up endangered again, due to hunting, poaching and human action. Such is the case of the grey wolves who were classified as endangered, got de listed when their numbers grew and are now endangered again because of being over hunted. Come on people, make up your minds. We can save these animals once and for all.
About the Author
  • I'm a writer living in the Boston area. My interests include cancer research, cardiology and neuroscience. I want to be part of using the Internet and social media to educate professionals and patients in a collaborative environment.
You May Also Like
NOV 15, 2018
Videos
NOV 15, 2018
A Season of Outbreaks
In a few different places around the world, people are facing disease outbreaks due to pathogenic microbes....
NOV 16, 2018
Videos
NOV 16, 2018
Greenland's Ice Hides a Massive, Ancient Impact Crater
A giant space rock once slammed into what is now Greenland. The rock is believed to be a rare iron asteroid capable of leaving such a massive dent on Earth...
NOV 19, 2018
Videos
NOV 19, 2018
The Amazon's worst enemy
Brazil has a new leader, and he could be the Amazon’s biggest enemy yet. President Jair Bolsonaro has pledged to sell off large portions of the rainf...
NOV 22, 2018
Chemistry & Physics
NOV 22, 2018
The Hottest Spice That You Probably Don't Want to Savor
Transient Receptor Potential Vanilloid 1 cation channel, or TRPV1, plays an important role in the human body in sensing heat and pain.  Coincidentally...
NOV 27, 2018
Space & Astronomy
NOV 27, 2018
Here's What Makes Mars So Challenging to Land On
Humankind has sent spacecraft to a plethora of worlds in our solar system, including asteroids, comets, moons, and planets. Of all, Mars has consistently p...
DEC 13, 2018
Chemistry & Physics
DEC 13, 2018
Biochemical Antifreezes: How Do They Work?
How do fish survive in the Arctic ocean where the temperature is under zero degree Celsius most of the year? They rely on a class of polypeptides called th...
Loading Comments...