Hawaii's Snail Population May Be Heading Towards Extinction
HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Hawaii's land snails have suffered extreme levels of extinction. Global estimates of extinction rates, extrapolated from land snails, indicate that since 1600 or so we have lost 7% of all species – around 130,000 of the nearly 2 million species known. That's according to collaborative research between UH, Bishop Museum, the French National Museum of Natural History in Paris, and a major University in Paris.
For more information, visit the following links:
- Research shows catastrophic invertebrate extinction in Hawaii and globally
- Pacific Biosciences Research Center news:
- IUCN World Conservation Congress - Hawaii 2016
- IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
- Hawai‘i Conservation Alliance
- Hawaiian Ecosystems at Risk project (HEAR)
- Hawaii Invasive Species Council
- Hawaiian Land Snail Conservation Facebook
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