‘Death sentence’: butterfly sanctuary to be bulldozed for Trump’s border wall

Butterflies, Conservation, Extinction, Trump, Trump Administration, Wildlife Conservation, Wildlife Protection

‘Death sentence’: butterfly sanctuary to be bulldozed for Trump’s border wall

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/dec/13/butterfly-sanctuary-border-wall-mission-texas?CMP=Share_AndroidApp_WordPress

By Helen Briggs
BBC News

Northern white rhino

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One of the last remaining rhinos of its kind

The world’s in the midst of an extinction crisis, with plants and animals being lost at a rate not seen since the demise of the dinosaurs. At the end of a key international conference, BBC News spoke to Cristiana Pașca Palmer, executive secretary of the UN Convention on Biological Diversity, about global efforts to stem the destruction of nature – and what individuals can do.

 

The United Nations biodiversity chief on why extinction is a “silent killer” and deserves more attention.

via Extinction crisis: Five things you should know — BBC News – Science & Environment

Extinction crisis: Five things you should know — BBC News – Science & Environment

Extinct, Extinction, Uncategorized, Wildlife, Wildlife Conservation, Wildlife Protection

By Damian Carrington as published on The Guardian The huge loss is a tragedy in itself but also threatens the survival of civilization, say the world’s leading scientists Humanity has wiped out 60% of mammals, birds, fish and reptiles since 1970, leading the world’s foremost experts to warn that the annihilation of wildlife is now an […]

via Humanity has wiped out 60% of animals since 1970, major report finds — Straight from the Horse’s Heart

Humanity has wiped out 60% of animals since 1970, major report finds — Straight from the Horse’s Heart

Animals, Extinct, Extinction, Human, Humans, Uncategorized, Wildlife, Wildlife Conservation, Wildlife Protection, Wildlife Trafficking

The War on Wildlife

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Soul-crushing reality of the world we live in at present.

60% of world’s wildlife has been wiped out since 1970
https://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/living-plant-wwf-2018-1.4882819?webview=true&appname=news-android-app

BBC News: ‘Super-sized’ mice threaten seabird colonies with extinction

Birds, Extinction, Threatened Species

I saw this on the BBC and thought you should see it:

‘Super-sized’ mice threaten seabird colonies with extinction – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-45918770

The Guardian view on vanishing insects: a silent threat

Animals, Conservation, Extinction, Habitat, Habitat Destruction, habitat loss, insects, Wildflowers, Wildlife, Wildlife Conservation, Wildlife Protection

The Guardian view on vanishing insects: a silent threat

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/oct/19/the-guardian-view-on-vanishing-insects-a-silent-threat?CMP=Share_AndroidApp_WordPress

Trump’s next target? The endangered species that define America

Animals, Endangered Species, Endangered Species Act, Extinction, Habitat, Habitat Destruction, habitat loss, Industry, Nature, Oil, Species Protection, Threatened Species, Trump, Trump Administration, Wildlife, Wildlife Conservation, Wildlife Protection

“To weaken protections for our unique animals in favor of industry is short-term thinking at its very worst.

eagle

 Bald eagles, grizzly bears and alligators have been brought back from the brink of extinction thanks to the Endangered Species Act. Photograph: Bob Strong/Reuters

 

The Trump administration and its conservative allies in Congress have consistently touted their efforts to “free” the American economy by rolling back regulations. The vice-president, Mike Pence, has said that the administration will deregulate so aggressively that we should all “buckle up”. Pence must have forgotten that seatbelts were instituted as a safety regulation that has saved countless people from injury and death.”

Read the full article from The Guardian here

These six species are about to be sacrificed for the oil and gas industry

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These six species are about to be sacrificed for the oil and gas industry

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/jul/26/endangered-species-act-gray-wolf-oil-gas-industry?CMP=Share_AndroidApp_WordPress

While all wild felids are extraordinary creatures, there is one that stands above them all (literally). It is beautiful and terrifying, powerful and threatened: the tiger (Panthera tigris). This post is an introduction to this most majestic of cats. Subspecies There are five surviving subspecies of Panthera tigris (Hunter, 2015; Macdonald, Loveridge, & Nowell, 2010). […]

via The Tiger: The Most Magnificent Cat of All — The Jaguar

The Tiger: The Most Magnificent Cat of All — The Jaguar

Animals, Big Cats, Conservation, Endangered Species, Extinction, Tigers, Wildlife, Wildlife Conservation, Wildlife Protection, Wildlife Trafficking

by Tim Pierce as published on TennesseeStar.com “Stupid knows no bounds!” The Department of the Interior (DOI) is scrapping an Obama-era policy mandating energy companies mitigate development on federal land by funding offsite environmental projects. The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) — a DOI-controlled agency and the largest land-owning agency in the U.S. — began […]

via “Dinky” Zinke Ends Obama-Era Policy Requiring Energy Companies Fund Environmental ‘Mitigation’ Projects — Straight from the Horse’s Heart

“Dinky” Zinke Ends Obama-Era Policy Requiring Energy Companies Fund Environmental ‘Mitigation’ Projects — Straight from the Horse’s Heart

BLM, Conservation, Environment, Extinction, Land Management, Ryan Zinke, Trump Administration, Wildlife, Wildlife Conservation, Wildlife Protection