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Environment News: Biodiversity Target Missed, World Fails to Slow Loss of Animals, Plants

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By Alex Wierbinski - Posted on 29 April 2010

Biodiversity Target Missed: World Fails to Slow Loss of Animals, Plants

Quotes from article:

"Published today in the journal "Science," the assessment compiling more than 30 indicators that measure different aspects of biodiversity such as changes in species' populations and risk of extinction, habitat extent and community composition."

"Since 1970, human activities have reduced animal populations by 30 percent, the area of mangroves and sea grasses by 20 percent and the coverage of living corals by 40 percent, the assessment finds."

See ENS article on the Biodiversity paper


Wildlife populations 'plummeting,' bbc, 5-16-08


Prior to starting Tahoe to Whitney, I ran a radical political website. One of my focuses was upon the great destruction of nature that our political process was fueling. The following environmental links about the decline of species come from that site. 


Fast fall of Mediterranean sharks, bbc, 6-10-08

background; Corruption Updates 71, 9th article on the page, "Only 50 years left' for sea fish"

Shark populations near extinction, BBC News, 1-18-08.

World fish stocks collapse: africa feeling it first, nyt, January 14, 2008.

Links: Fish. Plastic Oceans. All environment links.


The collapse of Species

background articles: Only 50 years left for sea fish. BEES: Honey, I'm Gone. Study finds huge decreases in bird populations. Record Gulf of Mexico ‘Dead Zone’ Is Predicted. Ocean dead zonesexpanding. Tiny Delta fish at center of huge water war. Exploring an amphibian epidemic. Natural decline hurting lives. Hansen: Past the tipping pointWorld fish stocks collaspe: africa feeling it first. Yangtze almost dead. Global warming killing sierra treesSalmon arriving in record low numbers. Ocean map: Oceans trashed. delay in polar bear protections. Mangrove loss put Burma at risk. Tropics insects face extinction. Wildlife populations plummeting. Fast fall of Mediterranean sharks.  Shark populations near extinction. 30% of Alaska salmon wasted.

background links: all environment links.





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