Tackling global warming is not just a global responsibility, argues the leader of the Labour party, it’s an economic necessity for BritainThe general election means 2015 is a critical year for Britain.
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A ban was imposed in 1989 banning the international trade in ivory to reverse a rapid decline in the population of African elephants. But to no avail. Illegal hunting and killing of elephants remains a sad reality in Africa despite the ban. Here we examine how the beasts continue to be slaughtered to satisfy global demand for ivory.
Exposing the Big Game:Reblogging because of this recent post https://exposingthebiggame.wordpress.com/2015/02/19/wildlife-abuse/ Originally posted on Exposing the Big Game: At the end of my book is a chapter called, “A Few Words on Ethical...
When we begin to see nature as mentor, gratitude tempers greed and the notion of ‘resources’ becomes obscene.” – Wes Jackson One of the key concerns that I have in my work regarding connections in Nature is the failure of many conservationists, conservation...
Urgent: "Broadcaster calls for radical new approach to conservation, urging people to use all spaces from gardens to roadside verges to help wildlife.
"Speaking at the RSPB’s Conference for Nature in London, Attenborough said it was now understood that British wildlife was in grave peril of disappearing. “50% of the hedgehog population has gone in 25 years, 90% of the wildlife meadows have disappeared in 100 years; 60% of all wildlife is diminishing and in danger, with 10% doomed to disappear in the next decades. Nowhere in Britain is unsullied, is unaffected by human action. We now have a huge population living cheek by jowl with nature”.
GR: As the human population and impact grows, wildlife is declining worldwide just as in the U.K. The National Wildlife Federation Backyard Wildlife Habitat program covers basic ideas. Start there. Then, look for opportunities to recommend other sites. As Attenborough says, many other places that we modify and use can be habitat.
Think your neighborhood in the city is too loud? Do you ever get woken up at night by the sounds of traffic or airplanes or trains?
Noise is one of the reasons we must keep recreation out of important habitats.
“The caribou are endangered because extensive and unabated industrial development of [obscenely omnipotent] oil, [goddamn] gas and [fucking] forestry operations has destroyed and degraded the habitat that provides life sustaining food, shelter, and...
Researchers have developed a new, automated method for classifying hundreds of kilometers of the deep sea floor, in a way that is more cost efficient, quicker and more objective than previously possible, estimating geographic distribution of life...