The release of An overview of major shark traders catchers and species by TRAFFIC reveals the extent and trends in reported trade in sharks and rays. This follows the successful listing of Longfin and Shortfin Mako Sharks in CITES1 Appendix II at the 18th Conference of the Parties held in Geneva last month.
The New York Times reports The state’s beloved sea mammals have been plagued by the deadly Toxoplasma parasite. They’re catching it from feral and pet cats. Read story at What’s Killing California’s Sea Otters? House Cats – New York Times
Here’s a disturbing story from National Geographic about a planned road that would slice through Florida panther habitat.
By Jim Erickson-Michigan. Reblogged from Futurity. Invasions from alien plants, animals, and pathogens threaten the economies of the world’s poorest nations, according to study. One-sixth of the global land surface is highly vulnerable to invasion, including substantial areas in developing countries and biodiversity hotspots, according to the study published in Nature Communications.
A Drone captures smoke rising over a deforested plot of the Amazon jungle.
Deforestation in the Menkragnoti indigenous territory in Altamira, Amazon basin.
Image Credit: Orangutans rescued near a palm oil plantation in Kalimantan, Indonesia. Photograph by Vier Pfoten/Four Paws/Rex It’s the miracle ingredient in everything from biscuits to shampoo. But our dependence on palm oil has devastating environmental consequences. Once upon a time in a land far, far away, there grew a magical fruit. This fruit could […]