20_Species2011 - Doomsday Seed Bank (Feb. 2008) Svalbard,...

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Click to edit Master subtitle style Considering extinction: Do species matter?
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Ankole Ankole Holsteins in Central/East Africa http://images.travelpod.com/users/izzie/africa2005.1120662360.ankole_cows.jpg http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/chatham/ag/SustAg/GSFgraphics/holstein.jpg
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Animal conservation v. global poor? Holstein: “lactating machines” Consume milk, sell extra ($$) Scientists, agricultural development orgs, and philanthropies have promoted adoption of Holsteins Increasing risk? “Holstein-ization” of global cow population? Ecological risks of limited genetic diversity? Loss of Ankole line in Uganda and East Africa?
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Efforts to protect species Bioprospecting Endangered Species Act “Bioresource banking”
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Unformatted text preview: Doomsday Seed Bank (Feb. 2008) Svalbard, Norway http://www.croptrust.org/documents/norvay-04%20-smaller.jpg http://www.croptrust.org/documents/SvalbardFullsize/DSC_2013.jpg http://www.croptrust.org/documents/SvalbardFullsize/DSC_1923_2.jpg The Frozen Zoo http://cres.sandiegozoo.org/images/home_header.gif http://cres.sandiegozoo.org/images/home_montage_ro_final_01.jpg Bioresource banking Benefits? Limits? Conclusion Change and extinction Rate, cause(s) Humans v. non-humans? Is anthropogenic change acceptable? Does intergenerational responsibility work? What about non-native species? Are all species equal?...
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