Riviera Maya News writes that President Andrés Manuel López Obrador reported that the Secretary of the Navy will be responsible for creating a plan to deal with the sargasso issue along Quintana Roo, on Mexico’s Caribbean coast. While he has guaranteed federal support to deal with the problem, he says that the navy will present […]

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10 Spotted Owl Breeding Pair Remaining

Organizations in British Columbia are marshaling efforts to save the remaining  Northern Spotted Owl population, largely by captive breeding efforts. Also, authorities have granted authorization in the state of Oregon on a limited basis to shoot the invasive non-threatened Barred Owls in areas sensitive to the Northern Spotted Owl . TM

Northern Spotted Owl

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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“A new United Nations report highlighting the devastating impact of humans on the natural world should serve as an urgent ‘wake-up call’ to policymakers in the Cayman Islands and across the globe, according to a host of environmental officials, researchers and non-profits.” James Whittaker reports for the Cayman Compass, writing about the most threatened animals […]

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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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