Koala Bears Could be Extinct in the Wild in 30 Years, its Speculated!

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…

Philippines is one of the Top 5 Most Affected Countries by Climate Change — Eslkevin’s Blog

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

Tiger At Rest — Monochromia

Tiger At Rest — Monochromia

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.

TM

Trump Administration Guts National Environmental Policy Act — 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 ongoing challenge of tackling Himalayan balsam in the British Isles — The Invasives Blog

Himalayan balsam (Impatiens glandulifera), an invasive species native to the foothills of the Himalayas, is an extremely problematic weed in the British Isles, and one of the species CABI is working to help control in the natural environment. Imported to the British Isles for its alluring pink flowers, over the past 50 years the plant…

The ongoing challenge of tackling Himalayan balsam in the British Isles — The Invasives Blog

St. Lucia: Govt meets with sea moss farmers as international demand grows — Repeating Islands

Due to the rising popularity of sea moss on the international markets, Saint Lucia is experiencing an increase in demand. Jonathan Stuart (Loop St. Lucia) reports: Following a meeting held with sea moss farmers from the community of Aupicon, officials from the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries, Natural Resources, and Cooperatives, visited the sea moss plots […]

St. Lucia: Govt meets with sea moss farmers as international demand grows — Repeating Islands

From The Los Angeles Times (Sammy Roth): If, like me, you live in Los Angeles — or Denver, Las Vegas, Phoenix or Salt Lake City — you drink water from the Colorado River. You probably eat vegetables grown with Colorado River water, and maybe you eat beef fed on alfalfa grown with Colorado River water. […]

via A long-simmering water battle comes to a boil in Southern California — The Los Angeles Times #ColoradoRiver #COriver #aridification — Coyote Gulch

Dear Kevin, The state of Washington has killed 31 endangered wolves since 2012. Of those, 26 were shot in the Colville National Forest of northeast Washington on behalf of the same cattle rancher—Diamond M Ranch—which grazes its cattle across 78,000 acres of federal public lands.The specifics are horrifying and barbaric: First, in 2012, the Washington […]

via Slaughter of wolves on national forests only possible because of Forest Service complicity–Let’s make sure these unnecessary killings are a catalyst for coexistence with wolves throughout the American West!!! — Eslkevin’s Blog

Adenium obesum swazicum The beautiful Swazi Lily is a small succulent shrub, growing only up to around 70cm high, that occurs in a small corner of South Africa’s Lowveld, northern Kwazulu-Natal, Mozambique and eSwatini (Swaziland). Sadly the Swazi Lily is critically endangered in South Africa, with over half of its habitat converted to sugarcane fields […]

via Swazi Lily — de Wets Wild