Harvesting wild animals for sport and amusement is no longer tolerable.
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As Myanmar emerges from decades of upheaval and isolation, The New York Botanical Garden has launched an ambitious conservation and training program to document the country's remarkably rich plant life, build the country's capacity to carry out...
It's gratifying to see NYBG take on this project.
LOOK AT THE NAMES. REMEMBER THEM. DO NOT SUPPORT ANYONE WHO SUPPORTS TROPHY HUNTING!
Sportsmen (hunters) tend to justify their desire to kill by claiming that their selectivity improves the wildlife. As larger species worldwide approach the brink of extinction, the hunter's lie is exposed by the fruit it bears.
Press Release: Defenders of Wildlife. Wildlife Groups and Sportsmen Petition Feds to End Lead Ammunition on Public Lands: Tens of Millions of Animals – from Doves to Condors – Poisoned by Lead Left Behind by Hunters WASHINGTON.
If the change made hunting and shooting less convenient, it still seems a small price for preventing such widespread accidental injury.
...the Etruscan shrew (Suncus etruscus) is fascinating! It is the smallest mammal by mass (1.8 grams, 0.063 oz), and it has a fierce metabolism: its heart beats 1511 times per minute (25 beats a second). It must eat up to twice its own body weight every day.
Phoenix, AZ —
Arizona Superior Court Judge Crane McClennen today reversed and vacated the Arizona Department of Water Resources’ (ADWR) approval of a massive groundwater pumping project that would have drained the Upper San Pedro River in Southern Arizona. The court concluded that ADWR had violated state law by approving the project without evaluating whether the pumping project conflicts with pre-existing water rights held by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to protect the ecological health of the river.
By putting modern mapping technology to work, we can view conservation challenges and solutions on a wider scale than ever before.
The Google Earth movie of Las Vegas' growth since 1984 shows the disdain we have for natural landscapes.
The San Joaquin Valley Air District is once again on track to miss a federal deadline to clean up the air in the notoriously polluted air basin it serves.
Failing to reach air-quality goals is the American way. Since 2009, the EPA has been required to reduce greenhouse gas emissions under the Clean Air Act because they endanger public health. The agency has started to move forward to reduce emissions from cars, trucks, power plants, and other large industrial polluters, but the energy industry has contested policy changes and has slowed progress to a virtual standstill.
Soco International PLC will end its operations in Africa’s oldest national park and also is committing to remain out of all other UNESCO World Heritage Sites, the London-listed oil multinational is expected to announce today. (Photo: http://bit.ly/1quYiTo).
First global conference on market system of conservation hears of conflicting experiences in Australia and the US Conservationists around the world are split over whether to let developers destroy green space in return for paying cash to restore...
Restoration is far more expensive than once thought. Restoring native soil microorganisms, preventing invasive species, and preventing fire are a few of the problems that can persist for decades.
Officials warn residents in southern Florida to avoid roads and stay indoors after massive fire burns through conservation land A wildfire that burned more than 20,000 acres of the Florida Everglades has spread, forestry officials said, threatening...
The mascot for Brazil 2014 – In 2012, Fifa unveiled its mascot for Brazil 2014, a colourful armadillo called Fuleco. Its real-world inspiration is the Brazilian three-banded armadillo Tolypeutes tricinctus, a species that has evolved the defensive trick of rolling up into a near-perfect, football-like sphere.
Ironically, the same property that makes it so suitable as the figurehead for the World Cup also makes it easy to bag up and barbeque. The combined forces of illegal subsistence hunting and habitat destruction have rendered this remarkable species vulnerable to extinction, according to the IUCN.
Some things are worth repeating. So I will say this again. Wildlife conservation in Kenya is in deep crisis. The future of our wildlife and all forms of biodiversity, plants, and animals as wells landscapes is grave. Early this year Dr Richard Leakey observed that dozens of poaching bosses had been allowed to act with impunity, orchestrating massacres that could result in the extinction of elephants and rhinos.
Leakey's remarks and the outrage by many conservationists and concerned citizens was provoked by the fact that in just three months since January we lost 18 rhinos and more than 50 elephants. In April, five senior officials at KWS were suspended as part of government investigations into mismanagement and an upsurge of poaching."
A groundbreaking study
published last November revealed that the activities of a mere 90 producers of coal, oil and gas, and cement – dubbed the “carbon majors” – have led to 63% of all CO2 emissions since the Industrial Revolution.
It seems only fair and reasonable, therefore, that all fossil-fuel entities, but especially the carbon majors, pay a levy on each ton of coal, barrel of oil, or cubic meter of gas they produce to a new International Mechanism for Loss and Damage, which would help to fund efforts to address the worst effects of climate change. Furthermore, given that the effects of climate change today are the result of past emissions, the carbon majors should pay a historical levy, too.
Removing money from politics might let "fair and reasonable" become realistic.
Wildlife Services, the highly secretive arm of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), has released new data showing that the agency killed more than 2 million native animals during the last fiscal
It is heartbreaking that so many animals have to die for the convenience of welfare ranchers and for the protection of animals that hunters kill for fun.
Insects play a key role in the pollination of cultivated plants, and a new study suggests that they can be even more important than fertilizer. In the study, fertilization and watering only had an effect on harvest yield in combination with pollination manipulations. Results led the scientists to the conclusion that an almond tree can compensate for a lack of nutrients and water in the short term by directing stored nutrients and water to the fruits but cannot compensate for insufficient pollination.
The Great Barrier Reef is a global treasure, home to more than 1,500 species of fish, 411 types of hard coral, 6 of the world's 7 species of threatened marine turtles, and more than 30 species of marine mammals.
But its future is in jeopardy. Over the last several years, the Queensland and Australian governments have fast-tracked mega ports, permitted shipping superhighways, and allowed the dredging and dumping of millions of tons of sand and rock into the Reef's waters.
The voices of the 99% have been silenced by the deafening demands of moneyed interests. The principle of “one person, one vote” has been quietly abolished in favor of the corporate mantra, “one dollar, one vote”. As long as this corruption lasts, real change won’t come. It’s time for the millions of Americans who believe in true political equality to stand up and fight.
The temptations our leaders face overwhelm their objectivity and thus endanger the future of all species. Let's accept the limitations of human nature and remove an obvious distraction.
This is not just a California or U. S. problem; human weakness is with us everywhere and we must always intervene when needed to help our leaders.
A new Mercy For Animals Canada undercover investigation reveals sadistic animal abuse at Canada’s largest dairy factory farm – a Dairyland milk supplier. Workers kick, beat, and drag cows by their necks using chains attached to tractors. Watch the video, then take action!
Sign the petition calling on Saputo to stop supporting abuse.
“This is really happening,” lead NASA lead polar ice researcher Tom Wagner said. “This weak underbelly of Antarctica is in fact starting to float out into the sea, and there’s not a lot to hold it back."
I recommend this site for global-warming arguments and ideas.