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21 US species declared extinct this year

Hawaii hardest hit by loss of eight birds, with an Ohio catfish, a Pacific fruit bat and eight freshwater mussels also disappearingThe Kauaʻi ʻōʻō, a small black and yellow bird with glossy feathers and a haunting song, was the last surviving member of the Hawaiian honeyeaters. This year, it was officially declared extinct. The ōʻō was one of 21 species that the US Fish and Wildlife Service removed from the endangered species list in 2023 because they had vanished from the wild. Gone is the little Mariana fruit bat – also known as the Guam flying fox – and the bridled white-eye, which was once one of the most common birds on that island. So too, are the Scioto madtom, a diminutive, whiskered catfish that lived in Ohio, and the Bachman’s warbler, which summered in the US south and wintered in Cuba. Eight freshwater mussels in the south-east are officially extinct, as are eight Hawaiian birds. https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2023/dec/29/us-animals-birds-extinct-this-year

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  • Edwin wangombe

    15 w

    this number is high for Christ’s sake... this saddening the US government needs to do more to protect the country's biodiversity and ecosystem

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    • Joseph Githinji

      15 w

      This is so disappointing, this should be a warning to the world to do better on matters conservation of the environment and all wild animals for a better and a sustainable future.

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      • Edwin wangombe

        15 w

        @joseph_githinji I agree with you... there is no sustainable future without protecting the ecosystem and biodiversity

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      • George Kariuki

        15 w

        Let this news serve as a wake-up call and inspire us to work towards a future where species can thrive, not vanish.

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        • Joseph Githinji

          15 w

          @george_kariuki I agree, their security must be prioritised.

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          • Edwin wangombe

            15 w

            @george_kariuki Protecting the world's biodiversity is a priority and should be given the attention it deserves ... the US government needs to do more to protect all living things from extinction

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          • walter lungayi

            15 w

            This is so heartbreaking. This loss highlights the urgent need for conservation efforts to protect our planet's biodiversity. Quick actions are needed here.

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            • Joseph Githinji

              15 w

              @walter_lungayi Hawaii must sought to embrace more conservation strategies in the new year.

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              • Edwin wangombe

                15 w

                @walter_lungayi it is saddening news... indeed quick action needs to be taken we don't need such a report next year

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              • johnte ndeto

                16 w

                Not good at all

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                • Edwin wangombe

                  15 w

                  @johnte_ndeto more action is needed to protect the global biodiversity from all corners of the world

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                • winnie nguru

                  16 w

                  It is heartbreaking that we have come to this. We should not going forward have to declare any other species extinct

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                  • Joseph Githinji

                    15 w

                    @winnie_nguru True, hope in the future the city of Hawaii will be able to bounce back from this.

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                    • Edwin wangombe

                      15 w

                      @winnie_nguru More action and investment is needed to ensure that this is the last time we hear of the extinction of some species

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                    • Rotich Kim

                      16 w

                      This is really discouraging

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                      • Edwin wangombe

                        15 w

                        @rotich_kim just to say the least

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                      • Gorffly mokua

                        16 w

                        This is concerning! Mitigation measures should be put into place to avoid further catastrophy!

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                        • Joseph Githinji

                          15 w

                          @gorffly_mokua I agree, mitigation strategies must have heightened to save this species for the sake of the environment.

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                          • Edwin wangombe

                            15 w

                            @gorffly_mokua a more sustainable and workable solution to protect the biodiversity

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                          • Princess

                            16 w

                            It's a call to action for strengthened conservation initiatives and global awareness to preserve our natural heritage.

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                            • Gorffly mokua

                              16 w

                              @princess_nel_268 Absolutely! Preserving our natural heritage is crucial for the health of our planet and future generations.

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                              • Joseph Githinji

                                15 w

                                @princess_nel_268 true more climate action is needed to secure our biodiversity.

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                              • Elizabeth Gathigia

                                16 w

                                Sad 😔,

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                                • Munene Mugambi

                                  16 w

                                  Damn these are high numbers. It's also important to note the state has been hit by a catastrophic event within the year.

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                                  • Joseph Githinji

                                    15 w

                                    @munene_mugambi hope they're be able to recover and put this loss to a stop.

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                                    • Edwin wangombe

                                      15 w

                                      @munene_mugambi Mitigation measures are needed to prevent more such catastrophes from happening... swift action needed

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                                      • Edwin wangombe

                                        15 w

                                        @joseph_githinji I hope so too... it is saddening to see such a high number of extinct species

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