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 […]
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 […]
Mathieu Shamavu, a ranger and caretaker at the Senkwekwe centre for orphaned mountain gorillas, poses for a photograph with female orphaned gorillas, Ndakazi and Ndeze, in Virunga national park. Shamavu said he was checking his phone when he noticed the two gorillas mimicking his movements.
The baby gorilla clung to its mother while keeping a curious eye on David. He had been trekking in South Bwindi, Uganda, when he came across the whole family. Following them, they then stopped in a small clearing to relax and groom each other.
We are a nation inhabiting diverse amount of flora and fauna. So, there is greater reason for us to conserve them in their natural habitat. Globally, a lot of faunal Indian species (e.g. Gray Wolf (Canis lupus pallipes), Kalij pheasant (Lophura leucomelanos) have been categorized in IUCN red list as “least concern”, but in India […]
by Dale Berning Sawa as published on The Guardian “From eel and sturgeon to pangolin and turtle, hundreds of species are threatened by human hunger or greed. Here are some of the most at risk…” A rare cape pangolin. Their scales are used in traditional Chinese medicine. Photograph: Alamy If there is a single dish […]
Coinciding with its regional consultation with member states in Africa, CABI hosted a policy summit on invasive species in Gaborone, Botswana on 28 February. About 70 delegates representing policymakers, research, the private sector and civil society from across Africa gathered to learn about and discuss the impact of invasives as well as the technical and […]