Which Species Are More Endangered?

A conflict between two threatened species on Santa Cruz Island crystallizs the ethical questions that face environmentalists as more endangered species compete for survival.
November 28, 2003, 9am PST | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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"Imperiled foxes on Santa Cruz Island will likely go extinct unless the National Park Service removes golden eagles, a protected species, through bold means, perhaps even shooting them, a new study concludes. Such a draconian step may be necessary because the eagles have eaten so many of the diminutive foxes that the animals are spiraling toward extinction, three experts write in an article appearing today in the journal Science."

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Published on Friday, November 28, 2003 in The Los Angeles Times
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