Aside from being "inhumane," Wilcox says the policy would be ineffective and costly to taxpayers compared to TNR, "the only method proven to work." Over time, the theory goes, the population of a colony declines as the neutered felines die off
naturally without replacing themselves.
Among the trees that would be removed under the Fish and Wildlife Service plan would be 120-year-old Monterey cypress, a costal species with a fairly short life span that has started to die off
or blow over.
Why do some species endure while others die off
? "By far, the greatest reason is loss of habitat," says IUCN biologist Simon Stuart.
Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) and the Florida Department of Natural Resources (FDNR, now the Florida Department of Environmental Protection [FDEP]) to develop a contingency plan to address preparations for and actions necessary to respond to another die off
. At the time, FWS and FDNR represented the lead federal and state research and management authorities in the manatee recovery program.
Once he began digging around in newspapers and legal records (with special attention to Somerset), however, he found that popular fears and practices did not die off
so easily, even though British courts no longer offered the community much relief.
All the population controllers have to do is give us condoms, sit back and watch us die off
like flies." Yet "The African woman is peculiar in her love for children and her deep and tender attachment to them, even in the most appalling conditions."