RAJU the elephant, who stole the world’s heart when he was seen crying when shown freedom after 50 years of brutal treatment, has been introduced to his new family in a truly magical moment.
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By Vivian Collazo Montano*
Havana (Prensa Latina) Cuba has a program and an action plan for Biological Diversity currently being updated for the period 2015- 2020, which aims to halt the loss of biodiversity in the country, through its conservation and sustainable use.
Experts say that by identifying and establishing lines of action, in keeping with the guidelines of economic and social policy of the nation, a document to establish principles to follow can be achieved.
To this end, 18 possible goals to be completed in five years have been defined, said Lourdes Coya, from the Environmental management, by presenting this project in a meeting where researchers and officials from various ministries, scientific societies and university college took part.
GR: Cuba has avoided much of the recent human-caused environmental devastation that has ravaged the Caribbean. But as Cuba is opened to American finance and development, the threat to the country's natural areas and wildlife will increase exponentially. It is imperative that naturalists help make a stand against the resorts and high-class residential neighborhoods that are surely on the drafting tables now. Quick action to add to the current protected areas can make a big difference. The Ocean Doctor and other organizations are working to achieve as much protection as possible.
Global wildlife populations have declined by more than half in just 40 years as measured in WWF's Living Planet Report 2014.
I hope so.
Global warming is apparently melting our brains. Funny Or Die has made a PSA about what it calls "Climate Change Denial Disorder." And it seems those who suffer from CCDD are pretty insufferable.
Go ahead and laugh -- but not too much....