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Posted 7/28/09

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There is a lot of Endangered insects so i put some of them
1-Lange's Metalmark Butterfly (Lepidoptera: Riodinidae)

Scientific Name: Apodemia mormo langei
Date of listing: 1976
Federal Status: Endangered
State Status: None
Lange's Metalmark is known almost exclusively from what is now the Antioch Dunes National Wildlife Refuge, established largely for the butterfly's protection in 1980. The butterfly's numbers began to decline early in the century as the growth of San Francisco led to the dunes being mined heavily for sand.

This butterfly, like most others, has a close relationship with the food plant of its larvae, in this case naked-stemmed buckwheat (Eriogonum nudum). Adults emerge in late summer. They live for approximately one week during which time they feed, mate, and locate the host buckwheat on which to deposit the eggs. The eggs are dormant for several weeks. Then, as the fall rains begin and new growth of Eriogonum appears, the eggs hatch and the tiny larvae begin to feed. Feeding continues through the winter and spring with pupation occurring in the next summer.

The Antioch Dunes have faced mining, construction, agriculture and trampling by unknowing recreationists. But, ultimately, one of the biggest problems faced by Lange's metalmark is a fundamental change in the dune structure. Formerly a dynamic mosaic of open sand and vegetation, the dunes have slowly been stabilized by the removal of sand and by the introduction of plants which have spread over the sand and now prevent much sand movement. Under these conditions, the host Eriogonum does not reproduce well. Its seedlings require open sand to become established. The realization that disturbance was important in the maintenance of the dunes was critical. Now through intentional disturbance, efforts at encouraging the host plant have proven much more fruitful. The butterfly's numbers are on the rise, from fewer than 200 individuals in 1986 to several thousand in recent years. With much of the area already a preserve, and with the cooperation of PG & E on whose land the species also relies, the prognosis for Lange's Metalmark is relatively good.


awwwies thats sad. I love butterflies
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Posted 8/27/09
I feel so sad cause monkey and dolphin are my most fave animals. NOOOOOOOOOOO!!! Dolphins I really want to save them........
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Beluga whales are among 12 out of 30 mammals needing help that are not on Canada's official list of endangered species.
A group of scientists led by SFU biologist Arne Mooers is raising questions about how Canada chooses which endangered species it should protect. They say deficiencies in how cost-benefit analyses are undertaken may be to blame for many northern mammal species and fish being left off of the country's official list of endangered species.

The biologists' conclusions were published in the April 17 edition of the international journal Conservation Biology.

Mooers says researchers want a more thorough evaluation of the benefits of saving species from extinction versus the costs of letting them go extinct.

The scientists reviewed the characteristics of 30 species rejected from the list between 2003-06 by the federal government and compared them with 156 species that were accepted.

While all 12 proposed endangered birds were accepted, only one out of 11 imperiled marine fish was included. All 26 at-risk reptiles and amphibians were given legal protection.

But 12 out of 30 mammals needing help were denied listing, including the Peary caribou, polar bear, wolverine, grizzly bear, several populations of beluga whales and the Atlantic harbour porpoise.

"The decisions make it look as if Canadians value milk snakes and dromedary jumping slugs more than polar bears, beluga whales and Coho salmon. That's hard to believe," says Mooers.

"Listings under the current law seem to discriminate against the fuzzier, tastier endangered species. The value of every species should be considered carefully, especially since we are the ones threatening their existence."
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Hine's Emerald dragonfly



It is now illegal to harm, harass, colect, or kill the dragonfly without a permit from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, because they are so rare.
Posted 10/12/09
some spiders are getting extinct??
which ones?? i'd like them to be reserved as long as they are not near me
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Picture of spider: A Spiny Spider, Gasteracantha sp. , from forest in Madagascar. Spiny spiders are also called thorny spiders. The spider family with Gasteracantha hosts many colorful and beautiful spiders with strong colors, like this spider species with striking warning coloration in yellow and red and the black horn or spines. The spiny spiders are among the most exotic animals you can imagine and many species are endangered due to the reduction of the forest...
Posted 11/23/09
the babies~nya!! T.T i wish peopl wldnt b so careless....they're breaking the circle of life!!!! therez gonna b mayhem evrywhere....all b cus WE humanz r the cause of almost evrything....lik always.....we hav 2 b dominate speices...lik the ass holes we r by nature~nya. we cnt even recycle rite 4 our own good!
Posted 6/7/10
ily animals! don't be extinct!
Posted 6/7/10
survive, king cheetahs, survive!
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Posted 7/5/10
aww... I feel bad for all of these animals. I wish people would stop killing these poor creatures.
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Posted 7/13/10
we should save the animals
it make me feel sad to know that there is endangered animals out there
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Posted 7/26/10
:( My favorite animal is in the top... ~Note: Every kind of cat is my favorite animal~
The saddest thing is that it mosty our faults.
Posted 1/27/11
We Better Help Save The Endanger Animals!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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