What We’ve Lost: The Species Declared Extinct in 2020 — Repeating Islands

John R. Platt (Scientific American) writes that “Dozens of frogs, fish, orchids and other species—many unseen for decades—may no longer exist because of humanity’s destructive effects on the planet.” His article lists the many species lost in 2020, including 32 orchid species in Bangladesh, the Smooth handfish from Tasmania, 65 North American plants, 22 frog […]

What We’ve Lost: The Species Declared Extinct in 2020 — Repeating Islands

Wilderness the size of Mexico lost worldwide — KRISHNA KUMAR SINGH

Wild over the planet is vanishing for an enormous scope, as per another examination that discovered human exercises had changed over a region the size of Mexico from basically unblemished characteristic scenes to intensely adjusted ones in only 13 years. The loss of 1.9m square kilometers (735,000 sq miles) of flawless biological systems would have […]

Wilderness the size of Mexico lost worldwide — KRISHNA KUMAR SINGH

One third of all Lemurs on the Brink of Extinction — Natural History Wanderings

The BBC reports A third of all the lemur species on Earth are “one step from extinction”. This is according to the latest update of the Red List, the comprehensive, continually updated report on the status of species. Human activities, particularly deforestation and hunting, drive the declines in these unique primates. Read more at Extinction: One third […]

One third of all Lemurs on the Brink of Extinction — Natural History Wanderings

This video says about itself: 2 November 2017 Researchers at the University of Zurich have discovered a new species of orangutan. The new species, Pongo tapanuliensis (Tapanuli orangutan), live in remote areas of rainforest in Batang Toru, on the Indonesian island of Sumatra. From ScienceDaily: Newly discovered orangutan species is ‘among the most threatened great […]

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Article and photos from hienalouca.com The world’s only known albino orangutan has been released back into the Borneo jungle after she was found starving in an Indonesian village. Alba spent more than a year in captivity getting back to a healthy weight and the Borneo Orangutan Survival foundation released her back into the wild on Wednesday. The orangutan was named Alba, which means white in Latin, after thousands worldwide responded to an online petition.

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Cayman News Service (29 April 2020) reports that Cayman’s mangroves now have official legal protection. Cayman’s mangroves now have official legal protection, which should, finally, prevent these dwindling yet critically important species from being removed by developers without consequence. On Monday, the National Conservation Council gazetted the adoption of a Species Conservation Plan, which formalises mangrove protection in […]

via Mangrove Protection Official in Cayman Islands — Repeating Islands

Scientists say controlling local stressors is critical to preserving reef ecosystems By Summit Voice SUMMIT COUNTY — Coral reefs in the Caribbean have been hit hard by increasing ocean temperatures, but new research shows that a long-term decline in coral health began well before the ocean warming trend. Scientists with the Scripps Institution of Oceanography […]

via Coral reefs in Caribbean damaged by development and deforestation long before feeling heat of global warming — Summit County Citizens Voice

Old growth, wetlands, wildlife. Everything the review panel added up and wrote off. Directly over the proposed Teck Resources Frontier mining pit. Photo by Garth Lenz. Any day now, the Trudeau government is expected to render its verdict on the $20-billion Teck Resources Frontier mine proposed to push Alberta’s industrialized oilsands landscape farther north. There’s been […]

via What the Teck Mine Will Destroy — County Sustainability Group