Conservation, endangered creatures, Environmental Biology, Interesting creatures

The American Burying Beetle: A Success Story?

By Rich Sobel

Were they ever really endangered?

Almost 2 years ago, Scientific American published an article by Hannah Nordhaus entitled “Beetle Resurrection” that made the American Burying Beetle (Necrophorus americanus) a poster child for how the oil industry and other political and economic interests regarded an endangered species that most Americans didn’t know about and previously never cared about in the first place.

As is often the case, there was a rash of articles, posts and blogs in all the top media outlets talking about the American Burying Beetle and then it was business as usual and the issue seemed to disappear.

Or was it and did it?…More

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Rich Sobel

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