De-Extinction Case Study

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Possibly, the Actitis hypoleucos, also referred as the Common sandpiper would most likely be a potential surrogate for the Numenius borealis. Based on the information provided, the Numenius borealis and the Actitis hypoleucos are closely related and are both in the same Family which is the Scolopacidae. Furthermore, both species prefer temperate locations and migrate during the winter and summer. Depending on the location, the Numenius borealis will not stay at their nest and care for their offspring, but the Actitis hypoleucos will always protect their offspring. For example, if a predator preyed on both species’ nests, it will have better luck with capturing the Numenius borealis off spring. On another note, the Actitis hypoleucos …show more content…
Thus, many scientists and researchers are looking for new ways to replenish the world with popular species by adding de-extinction as a conservation tool. De-extinction includes the process of cloning such as, bringing species that once lived on the land back to life with their DNA. By using the species DNA, which can be found in soil or manure, scientists can find their missing pieces from a species that they are like and combine them. Although, de-extinction being added as a conservation tool could possibly bring back diversity around the world, many problems can occur. With this intention, there is controversy about de-extinction becoming a conservation …show more content…
Archer also states that, most species from the past are extinct and humans should bring them back to life because we are the reason why. The presenter only states the positives of bringing species back and no background information on any of the species he conversed about. I think it is important to state your position, evidence and the outcome of de-extinction because, it would help readers understand why de-extinction should be added to the conservation tool

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