Recently Michael MacDonald examined the impact agri-environmental schemes have had in the UK and, in particular, Wales. Now Associate Editor Peter Manning highlights the need to focus on evidence of these schemes’ effects when considering agricultural policy reform. There is now overwhelming evidence that agricultural intensification has proven disastrous for wildlife, and that policies encouraging […]
Fifty per cent of all plant and animal species in the world’s most naturally rich areas, such as the Amazon and Galapagos, could face local extinction by the turn of the century if carbon emissions aren’t brought into check. That’s according to a new study carried out jointly between the University of East Anglia, James […]
We’re taking a break today until January 3, 2018, at which time we will again begin blogging on conservation related matters.
Thank you all for following us as we try to broadcast and re-broadcast the news that is important to our wildlife friends- we will continue to do this in the new year, eventually in a much more significant way.
Merry Christmas and Happy new Year!
Hope to see you back in January!
Conservationist and 1,461 other scientists release statement describing Australia’s oceans as a ‘global asset’ that must be protected, https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/sep/27/david-suzuki-australia-sickening-threat-to-marine-reserves-undermines-global-protection Guardian,Michael Slezak, 26 Sept 17, Growing global momentum to protect the world’s oceans from overfishing could be undermined by Australia, warns renowned conservationist David Suzuki and more than 1,461 other scientists.David Suzuki: Australia’s ‘sickening’ threat to marine reserves […]
The New York Times reports “Scientists Fear Trump Will Dismiss Blunt Climate Report ” The average temperature in the United States has risen rapidly and drastically since 1980, and recent decades have been the warmest of the past 1,500 years, according to a sweeping federal climate change report awaiting approval by the Trump administration. The […]