“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

Washington Using HelicoptersTo Kill Wolves — Natural History Wanderings

Press Release Center for Biological Diversity Washington Department of Wildlife Secretly Sends Aerial Gunners for Wolf Pack Agency Sends Helicopter to Gun Down Huckleberry Pack Despite Assurances to Rely on Nonlethal Means to Curb Loss of Livestock OLYMPIA, Wash.— Conservation groups learned today that the Washington Department of Wildlife has abandoned nonlethal measures to deter further […]

Washington Using HelicoptersTo Kill Wolves — Natural History Wanderings

Amazon deforestation: Record high destruction of trees in January — Natural History Wanderings

The BBC reports The number of trees cut down in the Brazilian Amazon in January far exceeded deforestation for the same month last year, according to government satellite data. The area destroyed was five times larger than 2021, the highest January total since records began in 2015. Environmentalists accuse Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro of allowing […]

Amazon deforestation: Record high destruction of trees in January — Natural History Wanderings

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

23 Long Unseen Declared Extinct — Natural History Wanderings

The Revelator reports On Sept. 29, 2021, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced its intention to remove 23 long-unseen species from the protection of the Endangered Species Act — because they’ve probably gone extinct, and you can’t keep protecting what’s already gone. Among the proposed dead: the ivory-billed woodpecker, an iconic lost species often […]

23 Long Unseen Declared Extinct — Natural History Wanderings

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