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WWF On Darwin’s Day, 5 Species Saved by Science

WWF On Darwin’s Day, 5 Species Saved by Science

February 12th was Darwin’s Day, and for the day dedicated to the father of the theory of evolution and the inspirer of conservation science, the World Wildlife Fund points to 5 stories about animal species that were endangered or victims of prejudice and myths, thanks to scientific progress, research, education and coexistence, re-evaluated, protected and preserved.

a wolf It was on the verge of extinction in the late 1970s in Italy. The wolfhound was present in a large part of the Italian territory, in the last two centuries with the development of firearms this species has suffered a decline causing it to disappear from the Alps and much of the Apennine mountain range. Since then thank you WWF And everything Abruzzo National Park In many scientific studies, the image of the wolf has been rehabilitated and studies have acknowledged its great ability to move and socialize, despite being elusive and lively. Vipers, vipers, serfoni and various types of bats that live in our country have been persecuted and killed for centuries because they were considered a symbol of “evil”. Science has shown that snakes are skilled rodent hunters and are important for…ecosystem balance Where they live, while bats help contain insects, especially mosquitoes. The Iberian lynx is the most endangered species of cat in the world. In 2002, there were only 94 bobcats left in the wild, and now they are on the verge of extinction. After many attempts and even some failures, captive breeding has been done since 2006 and in less than twenty years the number of Iberian lynxes has reached more than 1,300 individuals in the wild.

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The most famous example is White rhinoceros northIn this regard, we remember Sudan, the last male of the species that died in 2018 and considered this species extinct. Only the survivors and Fattu, the daughter of Sudan and his granddaughter, were left alive. After several attempts, in August 2019, scientists managed to fertilize the eggs of the last surviving females in the laboratory.