By Andy Sheppard and Linda Broadhurst. Originally published on The Conversation. This week many people across the world stopped and stared as extreme headlines announced that one eighth of the world’s species – more than a million – are threatened with extinction. According to the UN report from the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services […]

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by Carol Walker as published on Wild Hoofbeats Carol Walker is Interviewed on Wild Horses on America Speaks Podcasts Part 1 and 2 Published by Carol Walker at May 7, 2019 Tish Lambert from America Speaks Podcast interviewed Carol Walker on issues facing our wild horses. You can listen to both episodes here: Wild Horses, […]

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One million of the planet’s eight million species are threatened with extinction by humans, scientists warned Monday in what is described as the most comprehensive assessment of global nature loss ever. Their landmark report paints a bleak picture of a planet ravaged by an ever-growing human population, whose insatiable consumption is destroying the natural world. The global rate of species extinction “is already tens to hundreds of times higher than it has been, on average, over the last 10 million […]

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CABI has published a new evidence note highlighting a list of recommendations to fight the highly-invasive parthenium weed which can have significant impacts on human health, the environment, livestock production and health and crop yields. The report ‘Parthenium: Impacts and coping strategies in Central West Asia’, states that the aggressively-spreading weed, now classified as a ‘superior […]

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World deforestation, biodiversity crisis, Cyclone Kenneth and a peckish 83 year old protestor http://bit.ly/2ZKtztC In Forests News last week: Earth Day: Can Sumatran elephants and people coexist? This multimedia story equipped with beautiful shots of Sumatran elephants, takes you on a journey through their past to present day. A new study aims to help the […]

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