Center for Biological Diversity News Release Atlantic Population Faces 50% Drop by 2050, Pacific Declining 5% Annually WASHINGTON— A new review of leatherback sea turtle science concludes that seven distinct populations of leatherback sea turtles face a high extinction risk. The National Marine Fisheries Service and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced today a finding […]High Extinction Risk for All Seven Leatherback Sea Turtle Populations — Natural History Wanderings
Devastating wildfires, forestry policies, general habitat loss, climate change are all adding to the stresses on the Australian Koala population.
These little symbols of Australia are naturally delicate, and they are not fairing well in our modern age. Disease, too, has impacted the remaining populations.
We should all press anybody we can think of in Australia to do much better in terms of protecting this special little wildlife species…
This 29 July 2020 video says about itself: Sighting of three tigers in western Thailand for the first time in 4 years rekindles hope for the species’ revival in the region 🐅 Read more here.Tigers are back in western Thailand
Stuff.com Ninety per cent of New Zealand’s sea birds are at risk of extinction, as “serious pressures” threaten the future of New Zealand’s oceans. The Our Marine Environment 2016 report, released on Thursday by Statistics NZ and the Ministry for the Environment, found that New Zealand had the highest number of threatened seabird species in […]90 % New Zealand Sea Birds Face Extinction Risk — Natural History Wanderings
The BBC reported that Hen Harriers are close to extinction in England as the only two nesting pairs in the country failed to breed. The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) said this is the first time since the 1960’s that the harriers have not produced even one chick. The RSPB blamed private […]English Hen Harriers Face Extinction Risk — Natural History Wanderings
Tigers have become extinct in Viet Nam, Cambodia and Laos in the past 15 years due to poaching for trophies, capture or exotic dining. Habit loss plays a part, too!
A hundred years ago, there were about 100,000 tigers in Asia, now down to an estimated 3900 in the wild. British overlords took tens of thousands, hunting them from elephants, in colonial times in the earlier part of the twentieth century.
Press Release from American Bird Conservancy Up to One Billion Birds May Be Killed Annually in Building Collisions, New Study Says Low-Rise Buildings and Residences Pose Bigger Mortality Threat than Skyscrapers (Washington, D.C., February 7, 2014) In the most comprehensive study of its kind, involving the review and analysis of almost two dozen studies and […]US Bird Building Collision Deaths May Be As High As One Billion — Natural History Wanderings
Media Release American Bird Conservancy First-ever Reserves Established to Protect Brazil’s Araripe Manakin Critically Endangered Bird Survives on Only 11 Square Miles (Washington, D.C., December 15, 2014) The first-ever bird reserves have been created for the critically endangered Araripe Manakin, a six-inch bird only discovered in 1996 that numbers fewer than 800 individuals and survives […]First-ever Reserves To Protect Araripe Manakin — Natural History Wanderings
EarthJustice News Release Final Council on Environmental Quality regulations to trigger legal challenges The Trump administration finalized its proposal to gut more than 40 years of settled environmental law. The White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) released the final text of a sweeping rule which will eviscerate core components of the National Environmental Policy […]Trump Administration Guts National Environmental Policy Act — 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