Hey folks, welcome to my normal Monday morning link recap.
Last Monday, as you probably recall, was Memorial Day. As that somber holiday approached, I began to wonder if any species had been driven extinct by war. The answer, it turned out, was yes. That resulted in this article for Scientific American:
Memorializing the Wake Island Rail: An Extinction Caused by War
Mysterious Disease Threatens Australian Turtle with Immediate Extinction
Half the Population of a Critically Endangered Antelope Has Died in Just a Few Weeks
Finally, here's one more article for TakePart. It has what could be my favorite headline of May:
Poachers in Africa Have a New Enemy: Math
That's it for now. Expect lots more this coming week. I know this week's articles will cover at least one more turtle species. Beyond that, we'll all have to wait and see!