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<br /> Priceless<br /> or Worthless?<br /> 2 Priceless or Worthless<br /> Priceless or Worthless Erythrina schliebenii © Cosmas Mligo<br /> “This book does not merely tell us which species<br /> are most endangered, it shows us how we can save<br /> them. It challenges us to commit to safeguarding our<br /> priceless natural heritage for future generations”<br /> HRH The Duke of Cambridge KG KT<br /> Priceless or Worthless 3<br /> Cover image of a juvenile Eleutherodactylus thorectes<br /> © Robin Moore<br /> Disclaimer:<br /> The designation of geographical entities in this book, and the presentation of<br /> the material, do not imply the expression of any opinion whatsoever on the part<br /> of the Zoological Society of London, IUCN or the compilers concerning the legal<br /> status of a<a title="Priceless or Worthless page 1" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/44234ae6?page=1"> Priceless or Worthless?</a> <a title="Priceless or Worthless page 2" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/44234ae6?page=2"> 2 Priceless or Worthless Priceless or Worthless </a> <a title="Priceless or Worthless page 3" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/44234ae6?page=3"> “This book does not merely tell us which species </a> <a title="Priceless or Worthless page 4" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/44234ae6?page=4"> Cover image of a juvenile Eleutherodactylus thore</a> <a title="Priceless or Worthless page 5" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/44234ae6?page=5"> Priceless or Worthless? The world’s most thre</a> <a title="Priceless or Worthless page 6" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/44234ae6?page=6"> Acknowledgements We give gracious thanks to th</a> <a title="Priceless or Worthless page 7" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/44234ae6?page=7"> We would also like to give particular thanks to t</a> <a title="Priceless or Worthless page 8" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/44234ae6?page=8"> 8 “Conservation began with a focus on species, e</a> <a title="Priceless or Worthless page 9" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/44234ae6?page=9"> Rahul Sachdev Contents Foreword </a> <a title="Priceless or Worthless page 10" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/44234ae6?page=10"> Foreword Written by: Dr Simon Stuart, Chair of th</a> <a title="Priceless or Worthless page 11" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/44234ae6?page=11"> Rhinopithecus avunculus © Le Khac Quyet/ Universi</a> <a title="Priceless or Worthless page 12" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/44234ae6?page=12"> “Wild places are where we began. When they end so</a> <a title="Priceless or Worthless page 13" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/44234ae6?page=13"> Priceless or Worthless 13</a> <a title="Priceless or Worthless page 14" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/44234ae6?page=14"> Chapter 1 The value of extinction 14 Priceless </a> <a title="Priceless or Worthless page 15" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/44234ae6?page=15"> “Nowadays we know the price of everything, and</a> <a title="Priceless or Worthless page 16" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/44234ae6?page=16"> Priceless or worthless; you decide. Written by: P</a> <a title="Priceless or Worthless page 17" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/44234ae6?page=17"> “Every living species represents one unique pathw</a> <a title="Priceless or Worthless page 18" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/44234ae6?page=18"> Game changing For the value of these 100 specie</a> <a title="Priceless or Worthless page 19" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/44234ae6?page=19"> Policy Politics is driven by [moral] values and </a> <a title="Priceless or Worthless page 20" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/44234ae6?page=20"> 20 Legal What would have to change about the la</a> <a title="Priceless or Worthless page 21" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/44234ae6?page=21"> Funding There are few universal causes that requ</a> <a title="Priceless or Worthless page 22" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/44234ae6?page=22"> “There’s no better designer than nature” Alexande</a> <a title="Priceless or Worthless page 23" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/44234ae6?page=23"> Priceless or Worthless 23</a> <a title="Priceless or Worthless page 24" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/44234ae6?page=24"> Chapter 2 Species at a tipping point 24 Price</a> <a title="Priceless or Worthless page 25" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/44234ae6?page=25"> The species featured here represent the 100 most </a> <a title="Priceless or Worthless page 26" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/44234ae6?page=26"> 26 Priceless or Worthless Priceless or Worthless </a> <a title="Priceless or Worthless page 27" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/44234ae6?page=27"> Astrochelys yniphora Ploughshare tortoise, Angono</a> <a title="Priceless or Worthless page 28" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/44234ae6?page=28"> Atelopus balios Rio Pescado stubfoot toad Tex</a> <a title="Priceless or Worthless page 29" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/44234ae6?page=29"> © EduardoToral Contreras </a> <a title="Priceless or Worthless page 30" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/44234ae6?page=30"> 30 Priceless or Worthless Priceless or Worthless </a> <a title="Priceless or Worthless page 31" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/44234ae6?page=31"> Brachyteles hypoxanthus Northern Muriqui, Wooly S</a> <a title="Priceless or Worthless page 32" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/44234ae6?page=32"> Bradypus pygmaeus Pygmy three-toed sloth Text</a> <a title="Priceless or Worthless page 33" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/44234ae6?page=33"> © CraigTurner/ZSL </a> <a title="Priceless or Worthless page 34" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/44234ae6?page=34"> 34 Priceless or Worthless Priceless or Worthless </a> <a title="Priceless or Worthless page 35" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/44234ae6?page=35"> Calumma tarzan Tarzan’s chameleon Text review</a> <a title="Priceless or Worthless page 36" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/44234ae6?page=36"> Coleura seychellensis Seychelles sheath-tailed ba</a> <a title="Priceless or Worthless page 37" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/44234ae6?page=37"> Aggressive control of invasive vegetation and pre</a> <a title="Priceless or Worthless page 38" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/44234ae6?page=38"> 38 Priceless or Worthless Priceless or Worthless </a> <a title="Priceless or Worthless page 39" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/44234ae6?page=39"> Cyclura collei Jamaican iguana, Jamaican rock igu</a> <a title="Priceless or Worthless page 40" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/44234ae6?page=40"> Dendrophylax fawcettii Cayman Islands ghost orchi</a> <a title="Priceless or Worthless page 41" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/44234ae6?page=41"> © Christine Rose-Smyth, Stuart Mailer </a> <a title="Priceless or Worthless page 42" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/44234ae6?page=42"> 42 Priceless or Worthless © </a> <a title="Priceless or Worthless page 43" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/44234ae6?page=43"> Dioscorea strydomiana Wild yam Text reviewed </a> <a title="Priceless or Worthless page 44" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/44234ae6?page=44"> Eurynorhyncus pygmeus Spoon-billed sandpiper </a> <a title="Priceless or Worthless page 45" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/44234ae6?page=45"> © Baz Scampion/bazscampionnaturephotography.co.uk</a> <a title="Priceless or Worthless page 46" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/44234ae6?page=46"> 46 Priceless or Worthless Priceless or Worthless </a> <a title="Priceless or Worthless page 47" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/44234ae6?page=47"> Heteromirafa sidamoensis Liben lark Text rev</a> <a title="Priceless or Worthless page 48" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/44234ae6?page=48"> Johora singaporensis Singapore freshwater crab </a> <a title="Priceless or Worthless page 49" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/44234ae6?page=49"> © Choy Heng Wah </a> <a title="Priceless or Worthless page 50" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/44234ae6?page=50"> 50 Priceless or Worthless Priceless or Worthless </a> <a title="Priceless or Worthless page 51" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/44234ae6?page=51"> Lophura edwardsi Edwards’s pheasant Text rev</a> <a title="Priceless or Worthless page 52" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/44234ae6?page=52"> Nepenthes attenboroughii Attenborough’s pitcher p</a> <a title="Priceless or Worthless page 53" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/44234ae6?page=53"> “This project is clearly a most valuable initiati</a> <a title="Priceless or Worthless page 54" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/44234ae6?page=54"> 54 Priceless or Worthless Priceless or Worthless </a> <a title="Priceless or Worthless page 55" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/44234ae6?page=55"> Neurergus kaiseri Luristan newt Text reviewe</a> <a title="Priceless or Worthless page 56" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/44234ae6?page=56"> Phocoena sinus Vaquita Text contributed by t</a> <a title="Priceless or Worthless page 57" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/44234ae6?page=57"> © T.A. Jefferson </a> <a title="Priceless or Worthless page 58" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/44234ae6?page=58"> 58 Priceless or Worthless Priceless or Worthless </a> <a title="Priceless or Worthless page 59" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/44234ae6?page=59"> Prolemur simus Greater bamboo lemur Text rev</a> <a title="Priceless or Worthless page 60" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/44234ae6?page=60"> Pseudoryx nghetinhensis Saola Text contribut</a> <a title="Priceless or Worthless page 61" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/44234ae6?page=61"> To have any hope of stemming the loss of species </a> <a title="Priceless or Worthless page 62" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/44234ae6?page=62"> 62 Priceless or Worthless Priceless or Worthless </a> <a title="Priceless or Worthless page 63" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/44234ae6?page=63"> Rafetus swinhoei Red River giant softshell turtle</a> <a title="Priceless or Worthless page 64" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/44234ae6?page=64"> Rhinoceros sondaicus Javan rhino Text review</a> <a title="Priceless or Worthless page 65" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/44234ae6?page=65"> © Klaus Lang </a> <a title="Priceless or Worthless page 66" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/44234ae6?page=66"> 66 Priceless or Worthless PricelessorWorthless </a> <a title="Priceless or Worthless page 67" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/44234ae6?page=67"> Risiocnemis seidenschwarzi Cebu frill-wing T</a> <a title="Priceless or Worthless page 68" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/44234ae6?page=68"> Scaturiginichthys vermeilipinnis Red-finned Blue-</a> <a title="Priceless or Worthless page 69" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/44234ae6?page=69"> © Adam Kerezsy </a> <a title="Priceless or Worthless page 70" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/44234ae6?page=70"> 70 The species was previously found in six estua</a> <a title="Priceless or Worthless page 71" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/44234ae6?page=71"> Syngnathus watermeyeri Estuarine pipefish Te</a> <a title="Priceless or Worthless page 72" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/44234ae6?page=72"> Tahina spectabilis Suicide Palm, Dimaka Text</a> <a title="Priceless or Worthless page 73" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/44234ae6?page=73"> © William Baker </a> <a title="Priceless or Worthless page 74" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/44234ae6?page=74"> 74 Priceless or Worthless Priceless or Worthless </a> <a title="Priceless or Worthless page 75" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/44234ae6?page=75"> Telmatobufo bullocki Bullock’s false toad Te</a> <a title="Priceless or Worthless page 76" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/44234ae6?page=76"> © Gregory A. Payton,The Dawes Arboretum Abies b</a> <a title="Priceless or Worthless page 77" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/44234ae6?page=77"> © Rebecca Pradhan /Tshewang Norbu Ardea insigni</a> <a title="Priceless or Worthless page 78" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/44234ae6?page=78"> © Brendan White / USFWS Bombus franklini Frankl</a> <a title="Priceless or Worthless page 79" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/44234ae6?page=79"> IMAGE NOT YET AVAILABLE Diospyros katendei </a> <a title="Priceless or Worthless page 80" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/44234ae6?page=80"> © Cosmas Mligo Erythrina schliebenii Coral tree</a> <a title="Priceless or Worthless page 81" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/44234ae6?page=81"> © Ken Wood Hibiscadelphus woodii Population </a> <a title="Priceless or Worthless page 82" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/44234ae6?page=82"> © Carlos A Mancina Natalus primus Cuban greater</a> <a title="Priceless or Worthless page 83" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/44234ae6?page=83"> ©Tom Ghestemme Pomarea whitneyi Fatuhiva monarc</a> <a title="Priceless or Worthless page 84" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/44234ae6?page=84"> © ZSL/KWS Rhynchocyon sp. Boni giant sengi Pop</a> <a title="Priceless or Worthless page 85" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/44234ae6?page=85"> © Heiko Kärst Valencia letourneuxi Populatio</a> <a title="Priceless or Worthless page 86" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/44234ae6?page=86"> 86 Priceless or Worthless Priceless or Worthless </a> <a title="Priceless or Worthless page 87" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/44234ae6?page=87"> “These 100 species make their own case for surviv</a> <a title="Priceless or Worthless page 88" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/44234ae6?page=88"> Chapter 3 Past Extinctions 88 Priceless or Worth</a> <a title="Priceless or Worthless page 89" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/44234ae6?page=89"> These 100 wonderful species could easily follow i</a> <a title="Priceless or Worthless page 90" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/44234ae6?page=90"> Plants Bryophytes Flabellidium spinosum Neomacou</a> <a title="Priceless or Worthless page 91" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/44234ae6?page=91"> © Dave Clarke/ Zoological Society of London Par</a> <a title="Priceless or Worthless page 92" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/44234ae6?page=92"> Elimia impressa Elimia jonesi Elimia lachryma Eli</a> <a title="Priceless or Worthless page 93" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/44234ae6?page=93"> © Hal Cogger Rheobactrachus vitellinus Eungell</a> <a title="Priceless or Worthless page 94" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/44234ae6?page=94"> Insecta Acanthometropus pecatonica Agrotis crinig</a> <a title="Priceless or Worthless page 95" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/44234ae6?page=95"> Thylacinus cynocephalus Thylacine, Tasmanian tige</a> <a title="Priceless or Worthless page 96" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/44234ae6?page=96"> Rheobatrachus vitellinus Taudactylus diurnus Ave</a> <a title="Priceless or Worthless page 97" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/44234ae6?page=97"> Podilymbus gigas Pomarea fluxa Pomarea mira Pomare</a> <a title="Priceless or Worthless page 98" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/44234ae6?page=98"> 98 Priceless or Worthless Priceless or Worthless </a> <a title="Priceless or Worthless page 99" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/44234ae6?page=99"> “I think having land and not ruining it i</a> <a title="Priceless or Worthless page 100" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/44234ae6?page=100"> Chapter 4 Pulled back from the brink 100 Pricele</a> <a title="Priceless or Worthless page 101" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/44234ae6?page=101"> No species need be lost. Given enough determinati</a> <a title="Priceless or Worthless page 102" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/44234ae6?page=102"> 102 Priceless or Worthless Priceless or Worthless</a> <a title="Priceless or Worthless page 103" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/44234ae6?page=103"> Equus ferus przewalskii Przewalski’s horse P</a> <a title="Priceless or Worthless page 104" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/44234ae6?page=104"> Falco punctatus Mauritius kestrel Population</a> <a title="Priceless or Worthless page 105" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/44234ae6?page=105"> </a> <a title="Priceless or Worthless page 106" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/44234ae6?page=106"> 106 Priceless or Worthless Priceless or Worthless</a> <a title="Priceless or Worthless page 107" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/44234ae6?page=107"> Foudia flavicans Rodrigues fody Population s</a> <a title="Priceless or Worthless page 108" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/44234ae6?page=108"> Megaptera novaengliae Humpback whale Populat</a> <a title="Priceless or Worthless page 109" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/44234ae6?page=109"> © Alex Rogers Priceless or Worthless Priceless</a> <a title="Priceless or Worthless page 110" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/44234ae6?page=110"> 110 Priceless or Worthless Priceless or worthless</a> <a title="Priceless or Worthless page 111" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/44234ae6?page=111"> Petroica traversi Black robin Population siz</a> <a title="Priceless or Worthless page 112" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/44234ae6?page=112"> 112 Priceless or Worthless Priceless or Worthless</a> <a title="Priceless or Worthless page 113" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/44234ae6?page=113"> “The curious world we inhabit is more wonderful </a> <a title="Priceless or Worthless page 114" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/44234ae6?page=114"> Chapter 5 Final Word 114 Priceless or Worthless</a> <a title="Priceless or Worthless page 115" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/44234ae6?page=115"> “Earth provides enough to satisfy every man’s nee</a> <a title="Priceless or Worthless page 116" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/44234ae6?page=116"> What needs to be done? All the species listed </a> <a title="Priceless or Worthless page 117" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/44234ae6?page=117"> • Encourage governments to invest more in our </a> <a title="Priceless or Worthless page 118" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/44234ae6?page=118"> Glossary CBD: Convention on Biological Diversi</a> <a title="Priceless or Worthless page 119" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/44234ae6?page=119"> Least Concern: This category includes widespread </a> <a title="Priceless or Worthless page 120" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/44234ae6?page=120"> Bibliography Albrecht, C., Erõss, Z., Hauffe, T. </a> <a title="Priceless or Worthless page 121" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/44234ae6?page=121"> Conifer Specialist Group 1998. Abies beshanzuensi</a> <a title="Priceless or Worthless page 122" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/44234ae6?page=122"> Jones, C. G.; Swinnerton, K. J. 1997. A summary o</a> <a title="Priceless or Worthless page 123" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/44234ae6?page=123"> Rojas-Bracho, L., Reeves, R.R., Jaramillo-Legorre</a> <a title="Priceless or Worthless page 124" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/44234ae6?page=124"> </a>