Endangered Protections Sought For Monarchs After 90% Population Loss —

Press Release Center for Biological Diversity After 90 Percent Decline, Federal Protection Sought for Monarch Butterfly Genetically Engineered Crops Are Major Driver in Population Crash WASHINGTON— The Center for Biological Diversity and Center for Food Safety as co-lead petitioners joined by the Xerces Society and renowned monarch scientist Dr. Lincoln Brower filed a legal petition […]

Endangered Protections Sought For Monarchs After 90% Population Loss —

“Conserving the Diablotin”: Action Plan to Protect Endangered Seabird — Repeating Islands

In “Conservationists Pen Action Plan to Protect Extremely Elusive and Endangered Seabird,” BirdsCaribbean explains the push to protect the endangered diablotin or Black-capped Petrel, a species endemic to the Caribbean, saying that “Conserving the Diablotin” informed by a decade of exploration and research. The Endangered Black-capped Petrel is a seabird so secretive that ten years […]

“Conserving the Diablotin”: Action Plan to Protect Endangered Seabird — Repeating Islands

Accepted sea otter population estimate at 1911 as inaccurate as rejected polar bear estimate for 1960s — polarbearscience

Sea otter specialists, without shame or apology, routinely use a benchmark figure of ‘about 2,000’ for the pre-protection population size of the species at 1911 based on extremely limited evidence yet polar bear specialists refuse to accept a benchmark figure for the 1960s despite the existence of eight published estimates made by experts at the […]

Accepted sea otter population estimate at 1911 as inaccurate as rejected polar bear estimate for 1960s — polarbearscience

Wildlife’s winners and losers of 2021 – and how extreme weather set the tone — Natural History Wanderings

The BBC reports Wildlife across the UK is increasingly suffering the impacts of extreme weather events and natural disasters, says the National Trust as it publishes its annual reckoning of UK wildlife “winners and losers”. The conservation charity also warns some of the landscapes it cares for are being altered forever as climate change makes some forms […]

Wildlife’s winners and losers of 2021 – and how extreme weather set the tone — Natural History Wanderings

Caribbean Fears Loss of “Keystone Species” to Climate Change — Repeating Islands

This article by Desmond Brown appeared in Inter-Press News. Here are some excerpts, with a link to the complete report below. A marine biologist has cautioned that the mass deaths of starfish along the United States west coast in recent months could also occur in the Caribbean region because of climate change, threatening the vital […]

Caribbean Fears Loss of “Keystone Species” to Climate Change — Repeating Islands

Presentation: BAD NEWS! — Climate and Birds in California 11/18/21 — Natural History Wanderings

from Golden Gate Audubon Climate and Birds in California Thursday, November 18 via Zoom — 7 p.m. Mike Lynes North America’s bird populations have declined by approximately 3 billion birds since 1970 and two-thirds of North America’s bird species now face an even greater risk of extinction due to climate change. Mike Lynes will discuss the threats […]

Presentation: Climate and Birds in California 11/18/21 — Natural History Wanderings

On the Verge of Extinction, These Whales Are Also Shrinking — Natural History Wanderings

The New York Times reports North Atlantic right whales are struggling to survive, and it shows.Most of the 360 or so North Atlantic right whales alive today bear scars from entanglements in fishing gear and collisions with speeding ships and, according to a new study, they are much smaller than they should be. Read more at On […]

On the Verge of Extinction, These Whales Are Also Shrinking — Natural History Wanderings

Endangered Species Updates — Natural History Wanderings

The International Union for Conservation of Nature has recently updated its red list of endangered species. Their assessment of  71,576 species concludes that 21,286 are now threatened with extinction. Some of their recent updates serious declines in the population of the Okapi (Okapia johnstoni), a close relative of the giraffe, unique to the rainforests of […]

Endangered Species Updates — Natural History Wanderings

What it Means to be Critically Endangered — The International Rhino Foundation Blog

Black rhino The IUCN has just issued a Red List update for African rhinos. Black rhino numbers have steadily been increasing since 1995, so why are they still considered Critically Endangered? Of the five living rhino species, three – the black, Sumatran and Javan rhinos – are classified as Critically Endangered on the IUCN Red […]

What it Means to be Critically Endangered — The International Rhino Foundation Blog