By William E. Simpson as published on The Pagosa Daily Post “Only a tiny minority of Americans want to see American wild horses sent to slaughter to make room for more livestock grazing on public lands.” BLM Victims of Antelope Complex Stampede ~ photo by Terry Fitch of Wild Horse Freedom Federation Obviously, we don’t […]OPINION: The Dollars and Cents of America’s Wild Horses — Straight from the Horse’s Heart
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
In 2019-2020, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), around 20 million people in Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda faced acute food insecurity due to swarms of desert locust (Schistocerca gregaria). In Kenya, the outbreak represented the worst locust crisis in 70 years; by its peak, the country was tackling over……CABI research on desert locusts helps safeguard the food crops of millions — The Invasives Blog
Center for Biological Diversity News Release WASHINGTON— The Center for Biological Diversity released transition recommendations today detailing key actions the incoming Biden administration can take to address the extinction crisis and climate change without waiting on a divided Congress. The report starts by recommending that President Biden rescind every single Trump executive order and other […]50 Critical Environmental Reforms President Biden Can Enact Without Congress — Natural History Wanderings
The spotlight has been turned on the use of biocontrol for crop pest management, as part of Integrated Pest Management (IPM) programmes in Latin America, during a key note address to the II Congress of Applied Biological Control in Ecuador given by CABI’s Dr Yelitza Colmenarez. Dr Colmenarez, Director CABI Brazil Centre and Regional Coordinator……Spotlight turned on crop pest biocontrol in Latin America — The Invasives Blog
Wild over the planet is vanishing for an enormous scope, as per another examination that discovered human exercises had changed over a region the size of Mexico from basically unblemished characteristic scenes to intensely adjusted ones in only 13 years. The loss of 1.9m square kilometers (735,000 sq miles) of flawless biological systems would have […]Wilderness the size of Mexico lost worldwide — 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
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…
Farming and fishing: Climate-related impacts are expected to reduce agricultural productivity in the Philippines. Also, warming oceans and ocean acidification …Climate Risk Profile: Philippines | Global Climate Changewww.climatelinks.org › resources › climate-change-risk… The Philippines is highly vulnerable to the impacts of climate change, including sea level rise, increased frequency of extreme weather events, rising temperatures and extreme rainfall.Philippines – Climate Action Trackerclimateactiontracker.org › […]Philippines is one of the Top 5 Most Affected Countries by Climate Change — Eslkevin’s Blog
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.