Monday, 23 January 2012

Thylacine hunting 'a waste of money'

People should stop wasting time and money looking for the Tasmanian tiger, according to new Australian research.

Dr Diana Fisher and Dr Simon Blomberg from the University of Queensland's school of biological sciences report their findings in a recent issue of Conservation Biology.

Since the last wild thylacine was captured in 1933, there have been ongoing searches and numerous unconfirmed sightings of the carnivorous marsupial.

But, says Fisher, such efforts are misguided.

"There's been more search efforts for the thylacine than any other mammal globally," she says.

"I think that's just a waste of money."

What do you think?

1 comment:

  1. If the Tasmanian Tiger still exists, it may be better for it to remain officially undiscovered, unless it's found and proven to be threatened by specific problems like deforestation or developments. Which is certainly not to say I wouldn't love to see their existence proven in Australia or Papua. Perhaps the money spent on proving the possible continuation of thylacines could go towards saving the Devils, which are definitely facing a painful and tragic extinction if we are not too careful.



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