Why Endangered Species Are Doomed

by Moin Uddin Ahmed Tipu

Extinction doesn’t happen overnight. In this DNews video, Anthony reveals new research that sheds light on how our actions today affect extinction rates a hundred years out, and what we can do about it.

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“Extinction debt suggests endangered species are doomed”

“From dragonflies to bears, when it comes to lost species we ain’t seen nothing yet.”

“Europe’s other debt crisis caused by the long legacy of future extinctions”

“Rapid economic development in the past century has translated into severe pressures on species survival as a result of increasing land-use change, environmental pollution, and the spread of invasive alien species.”

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BlackPhillip April 26, 2013 - 11:08 AM

Do you want to save endangered species? Market their consumption. People will pay good money to eat them. Pass the buffalo burger, yum.

WolfSilver117 April 27, 2013 - 12:48 AM

We should be wiping out the ''Beliebers''

altarush April 27, 2013 - 10:27 AM

I don't believe extinction is natural. Darwin coined the phrase to explain why the dinosaurus came extinct.

dd1987x April 28, 2013 - 2:19 AM

But the dinosaur extinction was natural, and definitely not abnormal, when you look at Earth compared to other planets.

gbonkers666 April 28, 2013 - 2:55 AM

To Quote Dr. Alan Grant—Life found a way….

Indigo Jewel April 28, 2013 - 5:15 PM


Chessa103 April 29, 2013 - 8:50 AM

It's Natural in the Universe for Asteroids to collide with planets.

ryan cliff April 29, 2013 - 8:56 AM

place smart ass comment here.

Chessa103 May 2, 2013 - 8:24 PM

A bit of both really. While I am being serious and genuine in my reply. It does sort of sound like a smart ass remark now that I come back to it.

Either way, it's true xD

Berelore May 14, 2013 - 10:59 AM

wouldn't worry about it much wipe out a species another will evolve to fill the niche.

criox12 May 19, 2013 - 11:21 AM

Yes, but does it matter? If there are no polar bears, is the world going to be any functionally worse? Nope

dan tan May 30, 2013 - 5:09 PM

Just because a species goes extinct does not necessarily mean one could fill the niche. Maybe not polar bears but what about bees or other animals that directly affect plant life and agriculture?

Joe Mcmillan June 9, 2013 - 7:45 PM

i think people are endangered to. ha

Shania Tran June 9, 2013 - 11:07 PM

Pandas O-O

IAmGunzNoob July 7, 2013 - 11:20 AM

kill moles
kill hogs
kill wasp
kill beavers

those are some things i want extinct

Ramona Mahabir July 21, 2013 - 6:26 AM

I think that species is on the decline. Instead, we should aim for the 'Directioners'.

WolfSilver117 July 21, 2013 - 9:14 AM

You don't own nothing!

WolfSilver117 July 21, 2013 - 9:14 AM

All animals have a purpose ya know

IAmGunzNoob July 21, 2013 - 11:11 AM

please give me reasons why hog/boars shouldnt go extinct

WolfSilver117 July 21, 2013 - 1:16 PM

I can't give a perfect answer but just like some people don't want bee's then see what happen

IAmGunzNoob July 22, 2013 - 12:32 AM

the only bees that shouldnt be around are the genetically enhanced, unless made to supply 100x more honey and the ones that were made in labs. the african honey bee should be dealt with. the european and japanese honey bees are the only two species i know that are environmentally friendly spiecies. i rather not research on hundreds other species that the only two ones i care for are european and japanese

Calboness August 9, 2013 - 7:27 PM

No.. I'm sorry.. I'm afraid not..
Your son- I mean- Tigers.. Yeah. Tigers.. The tigers,
they'll be fine..

An Ian September 1, 2013 - 8:22 PM

I fell the same way for koalas

thefault September 11, 2013 - 10:10 PM

The Ayyarwaddy Dolphins from my country are being endangered. :( I hope we can save them, they played a big part our history…

mason water September 18, 2013 - 4:58 AM

"I have good news and bad news, the good news is all your tigers are going to die", *looks down at clipboard* "now lets look at the bad news…"

Eric October 18, 2013 - 1:52 AM

could we get lions back into Europe, as it once was

Rachel Metz October 25, 2013 - 8:38 AM

to bad it will take 50 some years…

OPT Wood November 1, 2013 - 2:34 PM

Yes. Unfortunately it means the problems my Grandkids will have are due to decisions I and my generation made.

Bud Charles November 3, 2013 - 5:25 PM

What about the Asian Short Clawed Otters!

Bud Charles November 3, 2013 - 5:26 PM

OMG YOU MADE NATURE HATES YOU? :D How did I never know this XD

Jessica Abernethy February 22, 2014 - 10:21 AM


Metholus Caedes March 7, 2014 - 12:30 AM

I think the most simple thing we could do would be to conserve samples of DNA from the endangered population and in the future when we are able to clone animals we could easily take those samples out again and repopulate them. 

emilie reed April 11, 2014 - 6:26 AM

makes me wnder if nuclear fallout will sme how effect the human race very obiously in the 2040's

knightblazeru May 24, 2014 - 7:52 PM

Some are Chinese poeple owning philippine territory and killing fishes and turtles protected by laws.

Donna M July 15, 2014 - 3:58 AM

to stop pollution how about we build hover cars that will stop the scratches on the road that throws in the air but about the gas we can use a different kind of energy and it would be great for exercise and decrease pollution like a lot oh yeah my idea you have machine instead of using toxic it just uses your energy from your body that your letting off by exersize and its really good for the economy because for profit too because the machines will replace gass station with expump that's my name for the machine it could revolutionize the world now you don't  have to send men into the ocean and causing oil spills yeah and this works for factories too

Mason Preston February 20, 2016 - 7:25 AM

I will not shed a tear over a mosquito species going extinct. I will shed a tear for say a polar bear to even a crab.

Liz Wurzelzweig January 22, 2020 - 5:36 AM

how weird to watch this and boom suddenly a pic of my professor appears haha