‘Death sentence’: butterfly sanctuary to be bulldozed for Trump’s border wall
By Helen Briggs
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.
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 […]
Soul-crushing reality of the world we live in at present.
60% of world’s wildlife has been wiped out since 1970
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
“To weaken protections for our unique animals in favor of industry is short-term thinking at its very worst.
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
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). […]
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 […]