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 […]

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A population of zebras undertakes the longest terrestrial migration in Africa, according to researchers who just identified the zebras’ 311-mile journey. The discovery, published in the latest issue of the journal Oryx, provides compelling evidence that conservation efforts often require multinational coordinated support. In this case, “The migration involves up to several thousand zebra making […]

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Namibia: Situated north of its more well-known neighbour South Africa, Namibia extends over an area that’s about 2 times that of France but with only ~2.2 million inhabitants. Awarded with two UNESCO World Heritage sites – The Namib Sand Sea and Twyfelfontein – it’s also home to a vast array of other spectacular landscapes, […]

via “Take only pictures, leave only footprints” – Namibia and Botswana Jul/Aug 2017 — He.llo.Wo.rld – Travel blog

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 […]

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