Tag: extinction

Thylacine extinction: We have only ourselves to blame

A new study suggests a model where people were a sufficient factor in the demise of the Tasmanian Tiger. Humans killed off the thylacine: study Humans alone were responsible for the demise of Australia’s extinct native predator, the Tasmanian Tiger, or thylacine, a new study has found. Led by the University of Adelaide, the study…

Wishful thinking aside, odds are, the thylacine is really gone

Thylacine passes extinction test People should stop wasting time and money looking for the Tasmanian tiger, according to new Australian research. Dr Diana Fisher and Dr Simon Blomberg from the University of Queensland’s school of biological sciences report their findings in a recent issue of Conservation Biology. Since the last wild thylacine was captured in…