The future is looking increasingly bleak for some Southern California mountain lions. Urban encroachment, inbreeding, vehicle strikes, rat poison and wildfire have all taken their toll on cougars living in the Santa Monica and Santa Ana mountains. Now, research published Wednesday suggests there’s an almost one-in-four chance the charismatic cats could become extinct in those areas within…
By Rocky Barker as published on the Idaho Statesman “It kind of happened with a whimper,” Idaho’s last surviving caribou was trapped in a net and carried by helicopter from the Selkirk Mountains north into Canada on Jan. 14. The British Columbia Ministry of Forests’s capture ended more than 35 years of conservation aimed at […]
‘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