5 Answered Questions for the topic conservation biology
How can we calculate the minimum sustainable number of the panda population?
I have a degree in Biology so I'm a little embarrassed that I never learned this, but... How do we know 1600 Pandas isn't enough? I know that we have historical numbers (although I couldn't find... more
Smallest viable reproducing population?
What is the smallest viable reproducing population, such as in a human population. By viable I mean a population which keeps genetic defects low (enough). A very strongly related question: what is... more
Was the recent "conservation hunt" of a black rhino supported by science?
CNN [recently covered](http://www.cnn.com/2015/05/19/africa/namibia-rhino-hunt/) a sanctioned black rhino hunt in Namibia by Texan Corey Knowlton, who bid US$350,000 for the license. In the story,... more
Is it theoretically possible to restore the Tiger population to 100,000?
The current global Tiger population is roughly 5100 according to Wikipedia. With habitat destruction and poaching continuing and no effective improvement in conservation, most likely the Tiger... more
Is there any example of living beings destroying their environment?
I had an argument with someone about mankind being the only being destroying its own environment. I don't think this is true, yet, I cannot provide any example of significant importance. Are there... more