Saturday, April 25, 2009


Goal  for the week 11.5hrs
Work on Sphinx


In the 1990's the Saiga (Siaga tatarica) was an abundant and funny looking animal in Russia. As part of a conservation plan to save Rhinos the WWF promoted the use of saiga horns instead of Rhino horns in traditional medicine, after all the saiga was abundant and bred quickly. The saiga also historically rebounded back from population crashes quickly. This plan back fired as male saiga were almost completely wiped out. The population dropped from well over a million to under 30,000. The ratio of males to females became ridiculous in many cases 700 to 1. The WWF stopped that reasonably quickly, and I'm guessing felt dumb.

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