China’s appetite for ‘stinky’ durian fruit threatening endangered tigers

Big Cats, China, Conservation, Endangered Species, Habitat, Habitat Destruction, habitat loss, Threatened Species, Tigers, Wildlife, Wildlife Conservation, Wildlife Protection

China’s appetite for ‘stinky’ durian fruit threatening endangered tigers

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/oct/24/chinas-appetite-for-stinky-durian-fruit-threatening-endangered-tigers?CMP=Share_AndroidApp_WordPress

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

BBC News: US wildlife refuges end ban on neonics and GM crops

Bees, Conservation, Habitat, Habitat Destruction, insects, Land Management, Nature, Neonics, Pesticides, Species Decline, Species Protection, Threatened Species, Trump Administration, Wildflowers, Wildlife, Wildlife Conservation, Wildlife Protection

Disgusting, short-sighted, and representing everything corrupt and utterly contemptible about this administration.

US wildlife refuges end ban on neonics and GM crops – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-45068650

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.

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 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

Animals, Conservation, Endangered Species, Extinction, Grizzly Bears, Habitat, Habitat Destruction, habitat loss, Land, Land Management, Oil, Polar Bears, Threatened Species, Trump, Trump Administration, Under Threat, United States, Wildlife, Wildlife Conservation, Wildlife Protection

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

Introduction The Asiatic cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus venaticus) is in dire straits. There may be as few as 50 individuals left, placing this Critically Endangered subspecies on the brink of extinction. Accompanying the Asiatic cheetah’s decline has been a dramatic range reduction. While it once inhabited lands from Sinai to India, the Asiatic cheetah is now […]

via New Study Explores the Range Collapse of Asiatic Cheetahs — The Jaguar

New Study Explores the Range Collapse of Asiatic Cheetahs — The Jaguar

Animals, Big Cats, Conservation, Habitat, Habitat Destruction, habitat loss, Land, Land Management, Wildlife, Wildlife Conservation

Around the World, Farmland Birds Are in Steep Decline

Biodiversity, Birds, Extinction, Farmland, Farms, Habitat, Habitat Destruction, Uncategorized

Modern agriculture has transformed the world—and as a result, some bird species are hurting.

via Around the World, Farmland Birds Are in Steep Decline — National Geographic News

Full article here.

Interior Dept. moves to allow Alaska bear hunting with doughnuts, bacon

Animals, Bears, Habitat, Habitat Destruction, Hunting, Legislation, Uncategorized, United States

What is wrong with the policy makers at the Interior Department, are they themselves the hunters, or are they just as depraved as those who think baiting bears with doughnuts and bacon is either ethical or honourable?

Where’s the public outcry? I don’t understand how such cowardly policies are even being considered.

https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/white-house/interior-dept-moves-allow-alaska-bear-hunting-doughnuts-bacon-n876306?cid=public-rss_20180522

Human race just 0.01% of all life but has eradicated most other living things

Animals, Biodiversity, Extinction, Habitat, Habitat Destruction, Humanity, Humans, Land, Ocean, People, Plants, Sea life, Uncategorized, Under Threat, Wild Birds, Wildlife, Wildlife Conservation

Human race just 0.01% of all life but has eradicated most other living things

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/may/21/human-race-just-001-of-all-life-but-has-destroyed-over-80-of-wild-mammals-study?CMP=Share_AndroidApp_WordPress