TAG: extinction

U.S. Citizens Willing to Spend Billions to Protect Monarch Butterflies

Paul Sutherland, Mongabay Waking Times New research shows most Americans place importance on the protection of the ailing monarch butterfly, which is experiencing a steep decline in numbers. The study, published in Conservation Letters, found nearly three-quarters of those surveyed support conservation efforts for the iconic species, and are willing to spend several billion dollars to

One Quarter of Sharks and Rays Threatened with Extinction

Loren Bell, Mongabay Waking Times One quarter of all shark and ray species are threatened with extinction, according to a new study published in the open-access journal eLife. The paper analyzed the threat and conservation status of 1,041 species of chondrichthyans—the class of fish whose skeletons are made of cartilage instead of bone which includes sharks,

The Eleventh Hour – Decision Time

R. Teichmann, Contributor Waking Times It is a well-known fact in biology that pressures of an existential nature on a species result in two possible outcomes. The first outcome is that the species evolves. It adapts by way of biological evolution to the new conditions and survives. The second is that the species does not

Accelerating Disappearance of Earth’s Species, Plants and Animals Is Threatening Survival of Humankind

April McCarthy, Prevent Disease Waking Times The accelerating disappearance of Earth’s species of both wild and domesticated plants and animals constitutes a fundamental threat to the well-being and even the survival of humankind, warns the founding Chair of a new global organization created to narrow the gulf between leading international biodiversity scientists and national policy-makers.

Has Shark Fin Consumption Peaked at 100 Million Dead Sharks Per Year?

Jeremy Hance & Rhett A. Butler, Mongabay Waking Times While a new study warns that up to 100M sharks are killed annually, there are signs out of China that demand for shark fin may be on the decline. A study published last week in the journal Marine Policy estimated shark deaths at 100 million in 2000 and

Human Race Being Terminated by ‘Scientific Suicide’

The “science” practiced today is a science of domination and control. It is almost never carried out for humanitarian purposes to benefit humankind. Even the entire intellectual property “ownership” system of patents and trademarks is set up to grant corporate monopolies over innovation, thereby denying the People access to such innovations. Intellectual property laws have been twisted and exploited by corporate giants to hijack the innovation process and use it to crush competition.

We Must Stop Eating Our Oceans

The mysterious and remarkable ocean is in desperate peril and will soon die unless we reclaim the waters and refuse to support the mass extinction that we are currently causing. Paraphrasing Captain Paul Watson- what befalls the ocean befalls us all. The world is a connected web; we cannot have a healthy planet without a healthy marine ecosystem.

Saving Rhinos

The last four northern white rhinoceros remaining in the wild are feared to have been killed for their horns by poachers and are now believed to be extinct in the wild.