Fires in Brazil’s Amazon Surge to Highest Rate in 13 Years JUL 02, 2020 In Brazil, new government data show fires in the Amazon region jumped by 20% in June to a 13-year high for the month. Campaigners say most of the fires were deliberately set by illegal miners and cattle ranchers, with the encouragement […]
Outrage has replaced reason in the debate surrounding biodiversity and poisoned the way we talk about workable solutions.
From The Los Angeles Times (Sammy Roth): If, like me, you live in Los Angeles — or Denver, Las Vegas, Phoenix or Salt Lake City — you drink water from the Colorado River. You probably eat vegetables grown with Colorado River water, and maybe you eat beef fed on alfalfa grown with Colorado River water. […]
Adenium obesum swazicum The beautiful Swazi Lily is a small succulent shrub, growing only up to around 70cm high, that occurs in a small corner of South Africa’s Lowveld, northern Kwazulu-Natal, Mozambique and eSwatini (Swaziland). Sadly the Swazi Lily is critically endangered in South Africa, with over half of its habitat converted to sugarcane fields […]
The BBC reports The world needs a single goal for fighting the loss of nature, much like the 1.5C target for climate change, according to conservation experts. Extinctions of plants and animals should be kept well below 20 per year, they propose. Last year, a UN report found that around one million species are now threatened […]
Open Letter from Charlotte Roe Environmental misdeeds are flourishing, as those who value their financial gain above clean air and water, wildlife, and measures to combat global warming are using the COVID-19 pandemic to make hay. One of the biggest is now before us — and calls for quick action. 1. The BLM, in its long […]
Defenders of Nature News Release The Trump administration announced that it will finalize new regulations that roll back protections against extreme methods of killing predators and other wildlife in Alaska national preserves. National preserves are managed by the National Park Service (NPS) like national parks, except hunting and fishing are permitted. NPS’s new regulations for […]
Apparently, I came out of ‘retirement’ just in time. I didn’t know it until this morning, but today is Endangered Species Day!
This video says about itself: SAVING AMAZON TAPIRS The story of our Amazon journey in June 2019 and our plans for the establishment of the LTCI Amazon Tapir Program in 2020! Filmed and produced by Laurie Hedges. By Gloria Dickie, May 12, 2020 at 8:00 am: Tapirs may be key to reviving the Amazon. All […]
All hell is breaking lose down under, By SunBôw Photo: Bairnsdale, Victoria, Australia, Dec 30, 2019, 10 pm… Bairnsdale is the first town I visited in Australia 3 weeks ago. It’s a couple hours drive east of where I am now, in eastern Victoria. Tonight a vast region around Bairnsdale looks like hell as up […]