In today's Guardian, on page 9 of the broadsheet bit, there is a small article about the capercaillie. Apparently.... 'Capercaillie numbers have fallen below 1,000 and there are fears of it becoming extinct again.'
I have just been reminded about an article that appeared in a gardening column in which the author was suggesting that we should let our gardens grow wild. They should be 'allowed to revert to virgin woodlands'
quote:Originally posted by Ros: Not that - the "extinct again"!
This is not as bad as it looks. In his post on June 30, Jerry gives a link to Capercaillie. It says the capercaillie was exterminated in Scotland in 1785 and reintroduced in the 19th century. So the animal was locally extinct in Scotland. In botany they often use the term extirpated for this.