February 12th was Darwin’s Day and for the day dedicated to the father of the theory of evolution and the inspirer of conservation science, the World Wildlife Fund refers to 5 stories about animal species that were once endangered or victims of prejudices and myths and, thanks to scientific advances, research, education and coexistence, have been re-evaluated and protected And saved.
the wolf It was on the verge of extinction in the late 1970s in Italy. The wolfhound was present in a large part of the Italian territory, in the last two centuries with the development of firearms this species has suffered a decline causing it to disappear from the Alps and from much of the Apennine range. Since then thank you WWF and al Abruzzo National Park In many scientific studies, the image of the wolf has been rehabilitated, and studies have recognized its great ability to move and communicate socially despite being elusive and nocturnal. Vipers, vipers, serfoni and various species of bats that live in our country have been persecuted and killed over the centuries because they were considered a symbol of “evil”. Science has shown that snakes are adept hunters of rodents and are important to…ecosystem balance Where they live, while bats help contain insects, especially mosquitoes. The Iberian lynx is the most endangered species of feline in the world. In 2002, there were only 94 lynxes left in the wild, and now they are on the verge of extinction. After many attempts and even some failures since 2006, captive breeding was carried out and in less than twenty years the number of Iberian lynx reached more than 1,300 individuals in the wild.
The most famous example is White rhinoceros northernIn this regard, we remember Sudan, the last male of the species that died in 2018, and this species was considered extinct. Only survivors and Fatu, the daughter and granddaughter of Sudan, remained alive. After several attempts, in August 2019, scientists managed to fertilize eggs in the laboratory from the last surviving females.
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