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 […]

via One million species threatened with extinction because of humans — WPIX 11 New York

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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 […]

via Wildlife Conservation: Is it enough? — Agenda For Survival

By Damian Carrington as published on The Guardian The huge loss is a tragedy in itself but also threatens the survival of civilization, say the world’s leading scientists Humanity has wiped out 60% of mammals, birds, fish and reptiles since 1970, leading the world’s foremost experts to warn that the annihilation of wildlife is now an […]

via Humanity has wiped out 60% of animals since 1970, major report finds — Straight from the Horse’s Heart

[John Vidal/HUFFPOST/15 de marzo del 2019] A three-year UN-backed study from the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform On Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services has grim implications for the future of humanity. Nature is in freefall and the planet’s support systems are so stretched that we face widespread species extinctions and mass human migration unless urgent action is taken. […]

via The Rapid Decline Of The Natural World Is A Crisis Even Bigger Than Climate Change — Systemic Alternatives

The Very Rare Mountain Woodland Caribou

Mountain Woodland Caribou  (Rangifer tarandus) are the most critically endangered mammal in the U.S., with only a few dozen residing for part of the year in the mountainous Selkirks of Northern Idaho and Northeastern Washington State.

In pioneer times, this,  and a related sub-species,  ranged widely from Maine to Washington State in the northern part of the U.S. Only about 2000 remain word wide.

A small population exists in Canada, near the US Idaho and Washington borders.

Risks to the current populations include climate change, poaching, disturbance from the noise of industrial activities such as oil drilling, mining, artificial light, parasites, disease, and continuous human encroachment including habitat disturbances like road building, development, etc.

This is a very sensitive species, that does not suffer changes and disturbances well.

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