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Unformatted text preview: programs are costly and the young from such programs cannot be released into the wild, even if their habitat still remains. Reduction of the Socioeconomic Causes of Extinction Basic social and economic issues that drive explosive population growth and increased exploitation of natural areas must be addressed. Estimate predict a doubling of the 5.4 billion human population by 2050, most of that growth is expected in developing countries. Slowing such growth will take decades at best. Removing economic incentives that cause many species extinctions is a more immediate measure....
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- Fall '10