(GENEVA) — An international conservation group is warning that more than half of the European tree species that exist nowhere else in the world are threatened with extinction. The International Union for the Conservation of Nature said in a new report Friday that 58% of the continent’s 454 native trees are threatened and 15% are…
China’s appetite for ‘stinky’ durian fruit threatening endangered tigers
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
Trump administration poses new threat to birds in allowing ‘incidental’ killings
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
The world’s largest colony of king penguins has mysteriously shrunk by almost 90% since the 1980s, researchers say. Recent satellite and aerial imagery of France’s remote island of Île aux Cochons reveals the kings population there has all but disappeared, Agence France-Presse reports. Only 200,000 birds remain in the colony, experts estimated in a new…
“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
The Trump administration wants to change how endangered species are protected by the U.S. government.
Please read this important article in full here.
(DENVER) — The Trump administration on Thursday proposed ending automatic protections for threatened animals and plants and limiting habitat safeguards meant to shield recovering species from harm. Administration officials said the new rules would advance conservation by simplifying and improving how the landmark Endangered Species Act is used. “These rules will be very protective,” said…