After stealing some time to read the Fall 2009 issue of ‘Endangered Earth’ (newsletter from the Center for Biological Diversity) that I received earlier this week, I figuratively walked away knowing that the current state of wildlife management will be unable to cope with near-future extinction trends. And it was the following USGS graph contained within the newsletter that I found quite worrisome. Plus, it also gives me yet another opportunity to share my mantra that formulated and tucked away after taking a Fish and Wildlife Conservation course…and with a booming population this statement is unbelievably relevant:
“In other words, to successfully conserve natural resources, you must be a biologist, psychologist, anthropologist, sociologist, economist, and a philosopher all at once.”
Thus, I thought I’d let the graph speak for itself and encourage some reader participation. Any thoughts? Can we reverse the trend?