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

Go Aruba! Aruba Today reports that the Plastic Ban Ordinance for Aruba will go into effect as of July 1, 2020; below is a list of products that are prohibited. The island’s government made a decision in 2017 to ban all single use plastic bags and has now extended it to include items as plastic […]

via Plastic Ban Ordinance for Aruba (July 1st) — Repeating Islands

Poem 26 Hope for the Forests of Hope. — NavasolaNature

Hope for the Future, Forests of Hope.BirdLife International joins 20 leading conservation groups – the ‘WC20’ ahead of this weekend’s G20 Leaders’ Summit to warn that COVID-19 highlights need for urgent action – and urge that investing in nature costs a fraction of pandemic response, while driving green jobs and tackling climate change. Bird Life […]

Poem 26 Hope for the Forests of Hope. — NavasolaNature

CABI DNA identification confirms discovery of highly invasive apple snail in Kenya — The Invasives Blog

A highly invasive apple snail (Pomacea canaliculata) has been discovered in Kenya for the first time. This is what new research published today by CABI scientists and the Kenya Plant Health Inspectorate Service (KEPHIS) confirms. The apple snail, which is generally considered to be one of the most invasive invertebrates of irrigation systems and waterways,……

CABI DNA identification confirms discovery of highly invasive apple snail in Kenya — The Invasives Blog

The Conversation: ‘Existential threat to our survival’: see the 19 Australian ecosystems already collapsing — Euan Ritchie

By Dana M Bergstrom (University of Wollongong), Euan Ritchie (Deakin University), Lesley Hughes (Macquarie University) and Michael Depledge (University of Exeter). This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article. In 1992, 1,700 scientists warned that human beings and the natural world were “on a collision course”. Seventeen years later, scientists […]

The Conversation: ‘Existential threat to our survival’: see the 19 Australian ecosystems already collapsing — Euan Ritchie

Court Upholds Protection for California’s Western Joshua Trees — Natural History Wanderings

Center for Biological Diversity News Release Judge Rejects Effort to Strip State Endangered Species Act Safeguards A Fresno County Superior Court judge has rejected an effort by construction and real estate interests, along with the city of Hesperia, to strip away legal protections that currently apply to the imperiled western Joshua tree. “This is a […]

Court Upholds Protection for California’s Western Joshua Trees — Natural History Wanderings

David Attenborough on saving our planet — Kate on her travels

Long read Did you tune in to watch new BBC miniseries Attenborough’s Life in Colour on Sunday night? I’m still picturing the lime green-mouthed mating dance of the so-called wonderful bird-of-paradise… This new project comes as David Attenborough approaches his 95th birthday in May. Ninety-five years on Earth! His life and career have been almost […]

David Attenborough on saving our planet — Kate on her travels

Appetite fears in north-east Nigeria as meandering elephants stomp on crops — KRISHNA KUMAR SINGH

A crowd of many elephants that have gotten back to north-east Nigeria are under danger from jihadist gatherings and progressively in struggle with a large number of displaced people whose crops they have stomped on weeks before reap. In excess of 250 elephants wandered a month ago from Chad and Cameroon into Kala-Balge, a locale […]

Appetite fears in north-east Nigeria as meandering elephants stomp on crops — KRISHNA KUMAR SINGH

Biden Executive Order Pushes for Protection of 30% of America’s Land, Oceans — Natural History Wanderings

Center for Biological Research News Release WASHINGTON— President Joe Biden will issue an executive order today directing federal officials to protect 30% of the country’s lands and ocean waters by 2030, part of an effort to slow the wildlife extinction crisis and curb global warming. “This is a crucial step to stopping the wildlife extinction […]

Biden Executive Order Pushes for Protection of 30% of America’s Land, Oceans — Natural History Wanderings

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