The Revelator reports On Sept. 29, 2021, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced its intention to remove 23 long-unseen species from the protection of the Endangered Species Act — because they’ve probably gone extinct, and you can’t keep protecting what’s already gone. Among the proposed dead: the ivory-billed woodpecker, an iconic lost species often […]23 Long Unseen Declared Extinct — Natural History Wanderings
Several whale-hunting vessels have taken to the waters from Japanese ports with the official start of the commercial whaling season. They plan to catch 120 minke whales in the coming months. On Saturday, four ships – two in Miyagi Prefecture on the east coast of Japan’s main island of Honshu and two in Aomori Prefecture […]Japan harpooned again — World Animals Voice
The International Union for Conservation of Nature has recently updated its red list of endangered species. Their assessment of 71,576 species concludes that 21,286 are now threatened with extinction. Some of their recent updates serious declines in the population of the Okapi (Okapia johnstoni), a close relative of the giraffe, unique to the rainforests of […]Endangered Species Updates — Natural History Wanderings
In order for all people in the world to be vaccinated against the new coronavirus, half a million sharks might have to die. Squalene is found in vaccines that manufacturers are experimenting with. The substance that strengthens the body’s immune response and thus the effectiveness of vaccination is obtained from the oil of shark liver. […]Sharks: the potential victims of the corona vaccination? — World Animals Voice
John R. Platt (Scientific American) writes that “Dozens of frogs, fish, orchids and other species—many unseen for decades—may no longer exist because of humanity’s destructive effects on the planet.” His article lists the many species lost in 2020, including 32 orchid species in Bangladesh, the Smooth handfish from Tasmania, 65 North American plants, 22 frog […]What We’ve Lost: The Species Declared Extinct in 2020 — Repeating Islands
Extinction is a natural event: animals and plants disappear naturally as time goes by, but – unfortunately – natural extinction is accelerating, due to anthropic factors, involving an increasing number of animals and plants. Natural extionction is usually a consequence of a gradual process, in which the number of animals or plants, belonging to a […]WHY ARE SO MANY PLANTS AND ANIMALS ON THE BRINK OF EXTINCTION? — The Mirror
BBC News reports “Our planet is broken,” the Secretary General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres, has warned. Humanity is waging what he describes as a “suicidal” war on the natural world. “Nature always strikes back, and is doing so with gathering force and fury,” he told a BBC special event on the environment. Mr […]Humans waging ‘suicidal war’ on nature – UN chief Antonio Guterres — Natural History Wanderings
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.
NWF Press Release (NEW ORLEANS April 7, 2020) — The National Wildlife Federation report from Restore The Gulf website summarizes the latest information available about ten wildlife species that were affected by the “ecosystem-level injury to the northern Gulf of Mexico.” as well as the restoration efforts underway — what constitutes the largest ecosystem restoration […]A Decade After Deepwater Horizon, Gulf Wildlife Still Impacted, BP’s Penalties Funding Largest Ecosystem Restoration Effort in U.S. History — Wild Open Eye – Natural Vision, News from Wild Open Eye
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