The beauty of nature can often inspire awe or wonder. But if you have a quick shutter finger and a little luck, you might be able to capture a frame that will elicit laughter. The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards — an annual competition that exists to both find the world’s funniest nature photograph and spread […]

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U.N. Report: 1 Million Species at Risk of Extinction MAY 06, 2019 An alarming new report by a panel of leading scientists warns that human activity is causing the disappearance and deterioration of wildlife at a rate that could represent an existential threat to humanity within our lifetimes. The United Nations’ Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on […]

via Over a million species would or could die –and too soon — Eslkevin’s Blog

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 […]

via One million species threatened with extinction because of humans — WPIX 11 New York

The New York Times reports Federal wildlife officials said Thursday that they would officially consider listing the giraffe as an endangered species, a move long sought by conservationists alarmed by the African mammal’s precipitous decline and a growing domestic market for giraffe products. Read story at U.S. to Consider Listing Giraffes as Endangered Species

via U.S. to Consider Listing Giraffes as Endangered Species  — Natural History Wanderings

The unspoiled savannahs of Kenya are renowned as an untamed wilderness. Left unchecked, nature would take its course and species would thrive and falter as they may. But many animals are vulnerable to human interference such as poaching, loss of habitat due to human encroachment, deforestation and drought. These all threaten populations—and nature’s balance—leaving newborns […]

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