Igor Purlantov Favorite quote: “The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated” - Mahatma Gandhi
Friday, September 11, 2015
Genetic Islands Are Stranding Big Animals
Big animals like to move. They need lots of space to find food and suitable mates. But animals around the world are increasingly finding it tough to get around as their habitats are being chopped up into small patches of protected reserves. Chinese pandas, Florida panthers, Indian tigers, Africa’s mountain gorillas, and now possibly jaguars in Central America are all getting swept into a biological black hole of shrinking spaces and smaller gene pools from which they can reproduce.