Genetic diversity

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Subject: Genetic diversity
From: Michael Hunter <>
Date: Fri, 1 Nov 2019 04:21:37 +1100
I am slightly suss about the lethality of inbreeding.  The Lord Howe Island 
Woodhen population was reduced by rat predation to one or two pairs before 
breeding up again to fill the Island, presumably any bad genetic combinations 
died out .  Cheetahs world wide apparently have no genetic variation.   
Regents probably survive today because a few were more nomadic than their once 
numerous contemporaries, and survived when their habitat was destroyed, passing 
on their genes to the few hyper nomads that remain. Early collectors noted so 
many RHs in the Upper Hunter around Scone that the volume of their  calling 
made conversation difficult, That area was I suspect their heartland, it has 
now been almost totally cleared.
Habitat destruction has caused the demise of RH's, an indicator of Human 
overpopulation, as is Global Warming itself; all the windmills, Solar  farms, 
hydro projects and even Nuclear Power can only slow the inevitable as the human 
population grows and grows.
Political Correctness denies any real debate on Population Control, which is 
the only real long term solution, but unfortunately it is too late now.

               Depressingly Yours

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