A report by Gemma Handy for the BBC. From a staple food to its use as a musical instrument, few things epitomise the culture of the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) like the queen conch. And, for tourists, pulling up to a beachside restaurant to sample the freshly caught marine snail is a bucket list feature, […]

via Loved to death: Turks and Caicos’ battle to save the queen conch — Repeating Islands

Richard Branson’s latest blog post highlights the overharvesting of queen conch shells in the Caribbean, a species that may soon be threatened with extinction. As the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service explains, “Queen conch, with its beautiful pink shell and tasty meat, has become a symbol of the Caribbean region where it is found on […]

via Conch Shell Island and Endangered Species — Repeating Islands

As another new gold mine is proposed in the province, conservation groups are concerned its construction could decimate protected habitat for at-risk species in an area long-renowned for its angling and spawning habitat A springtime flood along the St. Mary’s River in Nova Scotia. Local conservation groups worry that a proposed new gold mine will […]

via A Nova Scotia ‘gold rush’ means more threats for at-risk Atlantic salmon, even in areas that are meant to be protected — County Sustainability Group

This video says about itself: Thursday, 30 January 2020 Missing Mexican butterfly conservationist found dead MEXICO CITY — The body of a Mexican conservationist devoted to the protection of the monarch butterfly in Mexico was found on Wednesday, two weeks after he went missing, the authorities said. Homero Gómez González managed a butterfly sanctuary in […]

via Logging corporations murder Mexican monarch butterfly conservationists — Dear Kitty. Some blog

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 30 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Palm oil from an illegal plantation inside an Indonesian rainforest home to endangered orangutans has found its way into the supply chains of major consumer brands including Unilever and Nestle, according to a U.S.-based environmental group. A Rainforest Action Network (RAN) investigation showed Asia-based palm oil traders […]

via Palm oil from ‘orangutan capital of world’ sold to major brands, says forest group — IMURNEWS

The NY Times reports Federal agencies would no longer have to take climate change into account when they assess the environmental impacts of highways, pipelines and other major infrastructure projects, according to a Trump administration plan that would weaken the nation’s benchmark environmental law. Read more at Trump Rule Would Exclude Climate Change in Infrastructure Planning – The […]

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