IS IT time to let some threatened species go extinct?

New Scientist article:

“IS IT time to let some threatened species go extinct? The
heretical notion is worthy of consideration, says a majority of
conservationists contacted in a poll. … We can’t save all
17,000 species under threat, so we must choose.”

http://tinyurl.com/c5jl6xy

But 30,000 species become extinct PER YEAR already.  This 17,000
“under threat” (and probably just the cute ones) is utterly
trivial.

If even the people most radically concerned about species
extinction are this far out of touch, what hope is there?

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Year 1935. Interests: Contemporary society problems, quality of life, happiness, understanding and changing ourselves - everything based on scientific evidence. Artificial Intelligence Foundation Latvia, http://www.artificialintelligence.lv Editor.
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