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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Passenger_pigeon

The extinction of the passenger pigeon aroused public interest in the conservation movement, and resulted in new laws and practices which prevented many other species from becoming extinct. The rapid decline of the passenger pigeon has influenced later assessment methods of the extinction risk of endangered animal populations.

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The Lost Bird Project has also designed an origami pigeon (like the one bound into this magazine) and says thousands have been folded—a symbolic recreation of the historic flocks. The most controversial effort inspired by the extinction is a plan to bring the passenger pigeon back to life.

www.forbes.com/.../24/why-did-the-passenger-pigeon-go-extinct

As extinctions go, the extinction of the passenger pigeon is truly a stupendous human achievement, unparalleled in recorded history: thanks to our penchant for relentless killing combined with ...

www.quora.com/Is-it-true-that-after-WWI-the-messenger...

No, it is not true—in two ways: “Messenger” pigeons are simply common homing pigeons or Rock Doves (Columba livia) that were used by people to carry messages from some place to “home.”The birds could easily be trained that “home” was a military headquarters of some sort that was well away from the fighting, so the birds could carry important messages from the front linesback to ...

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Homing_pigeon

The homing pigeon is a variety of domestic pigeon (Columba livia domestica) derived from the rock pigeon, selectively bred for its ability to find its way home over extremely long distances. The wild rock pigeon has an innate homing ability, meaning that it will generally return to its nest, (it is believed) using magnetoreception.

www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/11/16/564597936/why...

Why Did The Passenger Pigeon Go Extinct? The Answer Might Lie In Their Toes : The Two-Way Billions of these birds once flew over North America, but the last known passenger pigeon died in 1914. To ...

www.quora.com/How-do-messenger-pigeons-work

How do messenger pigeons work? How do they know where to go? Update Cancel. a d b y D o c e b o. Docebo Pages – Customize your learning management system. LMS admins can customize learning experiences with drag and drop widgets. ... Messenger pigeons (aka homing pigeons) only work in one direction. They always fly home.

news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/08/140831-passenger...

A hundred years ago on Monday, a once-mighty species became extinct. At the Cincinnati Zoo, a passenger pigeon named Martha died at the age of 29. People coming to the zoo to see the last ...

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What is the difference between the now extinct passenger pigeon and the messenger pigeon? Messenger pigeons are domesticated Rock Pigeons, Columba liviadomestica , that are trained to fly and ...

www.reference.com/pets-animals/carrier-pigeons-extinct-eb...

Are Carrier Pigeons Extinct? Are Carrier Pigeons Extinct? Carrier pigeons are actually domesticated rock pigeons and not extinct. The International Union for Conservation of Nature has categorized rock pigeons in the "least concern" category. Rock pigeons are no longer used in any official capacity.