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2016-12-30. Cheetahs in Danger of Extinction, Researchers Say.

posted Jan 10, 2017, 4:33 PM by Alan Gould
By James Gorman, The New York Times. For GSS Losing Biodiversity chapter 1. Excerpt: The cheetah, as swift as it is in the hunt, will not be able to outrun the threats to its survival without new conservation efforts, according to an international team of researchers who reported their findings in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. They found that the threat to cheetahs, which now number about 7,000 worldwide, had been underestimated because of a focus on groups of the cats living in protected areas like parks and refuges. The team called for the International Union for Conservation of Nature to change the cheetah’s status from vulnerable to endangered, indicating the serious danger for the species....  https://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/30/science/cheetahs-endangered-species.html