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

Stop Shark Finning – an European Citizens’ Initiative[1] — LifeLover

Imagine you are caught, your arms and legs are cut off, whereupon you, mutilated in this way, are abandoned in a place where you perish miserably. All of this happens with full awareness. A horror show that comes from a particularly macabre thriller? Not at all. Because this is what happens to around 273 million […]

Stop Finning – an European Citizens’ Initiative[1] — LifeLover

Protected Too Late: U.S. Officials Report More Than 20 Extinctions  — Natural History Wanderings

The New York Times  reports In all, 22 animals and one plant should be declared extinct and removed from the endangered species list, federal wildlife officials announced on Wednesday. Read more at Protected Too Late: U.S. Officials Report More Than 20 Extinctions

Protected Too Late: U.S. Officials Report More Than 20 Extinctions  — Natural History Wanderings

Giant tortoise found in Galápagos a species considered extinct a century ago — Natural History Wanderings

The Guardian reports Ecuador has confirmed that a giant tortoise found in 2019 in the Galápagos Islands is a species considered extinct a century ago. The Galápagos national park is preparing an expedition to search for more of the giant tortoises in an attempt to save the species. The turtle was found two years ago on […]

Giant tortoise found in Galápagos a species considered extinct a century ago — Natural History Wanderings

Shortfin mako: the world’s fastest shark is speeding towards extinction — The Ocean: Explained

The shortfin mako shark is found almost worldwide and is currently listed as “Endangered”. They are apex predators, and it is thought that their removal from the ocean could cause ecosystem collapse, and it is essential to establish a stable, worldwide population. Overfishing is the main threat to makos, either as a target species or bycatch.

Shortfin mako: the world’s fastest shark is speeding towards extinction — The Ocean: Explained

Scimitar-horned Oryx — de Wets Wild

Oryx dammah The 21st of May 2021 is observed as Endangered Species Day, and to mark the occasion we’re featuring a very special antelope, the Scimitar-horned Oryx, which is officially classified as extinct in the wild. Naturally the Scimitar-horned Oryx occurred in a band across the Sahel and Sahara from Senegal and Mauritania in the west […]

Scimitar-horned Oryx — de Wets Wild

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

Climate Change Spurring Frog Extinctions: Conservationists — Repeating Islands

The Tico Times shares an AFP report about species that are threatened or going extinct. The article says that three Central American frog species have gone extinct and many others may soon follow as their populations are ravaged by a fungus that is spreading faster because of climate change, according to conservationists. Other species, such […]

Climate Change Spurring Frog Extinctions: Conservationists — Repeating Islands

I Know Why the Caged Songbird Goes Extinct — Natural History Wanderings

The Revelator reports A rampant trade in Asian birds for their beautiful songs is emptying forests of sound and life. Read story at I Know Why the Caged Songbird Goes Extinct • The Revelator

I Know Why the Caged Songbird Goes Extinct — Natural History Wanderings

Saving one of the world’s rarest toads from extinction — Repeating Islands

BBC News shares a video about the has been successfully bred in captivity in the UK for the first time outside its native Panama. To do this, the scientists have reproduced the exact conditions of this tropical frog, from the water depth and temperature to the exact vegetation found in Panama. The video is by […]

Saving one of the world’s rarest toads from extinction — Repeating Islands