10 Of The Most Endangered Species On Earth. In 2006, the United States Congress designated the third Friday of May as Endangered Species Day.
The day highlights the importance of protecting the most endangered animals on our planet. The World Wildlife Fund tracks the most critically endangered species today. These are ten magnificent animals who are designated as critically endangered. Don't Let The Trump Administration Destroy The Endangered Species Act. On May 19, we celebrate Endangered Species Day, but this year the Endangered Species Act (ESA) itself could become endangered.
Those opposing the ESA want to make it easier to develop anywhere — even in wilderness areas that encroach on crucial habitats. “‘States, counties, wildlife managers, home builders, construction companies, farmers, ranchers, and other stakeholders are all making it clear that the Endangered Species Act is not working today,’” said Senator John Barrasso (R- Wyoming), as quoted by the Los Angeles Times.
Barrasso is among the western Republicans who would like to turn federal land over to state control, supposedly because the states know best. But of course, that leaves open the door for private exploitation of public lands. Horseshoe Crabs Save Our Lives, So Let's Save Theirs Back. Horseshoe crabs have been around for over 450 million years, yet they’ve turned out to be a present day miracle for modern medicine.
Given how valuable horseshoe crab blood is to laboratories, animal activists have started a petition asking medical companies that “borrow” horseshoe crabs to care more about the crabs’ wellbeing. Why are horseshoe crabs so important to the medical community? As Care2’s Jessica Ramos has explained, horseshoe crabs have blood that contains Limulus Amebocyte Lysate (LAL).
Scientists have discovered that this “magic” LAL is especially useful because it clots around otherwise undetectable bacteria, thereby identifying whether drugs/medical instruments are contaminated. Legitimately every medicine you’ve ever taken has been tested with the help of LAL, so you can thank horseshoe crabs for keeping you healthy and safe. World's oceans facing biggest coral die-off in history, scientists warn. Scientists have confirmed the third-ever global bleaching of coral reefs is under way and warned it could see the biggest coral die-off in history.
Since 2014, a massive underwater heatwave, driven by climate change, has caused corals to lose their brilliance and die in every ocean. By the end of this year 38% of the world’s reefs will have been affected. About 5% will have died forever. But with a very strong El Niño driving record global temperatures and a huge patch of hot water, known as “the Blob”, hanging obstinately in the north-western Pacific, things look far worse again for 2016. For coral scientists such as Dr Mark Eakin, the coordinator of the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Coral Reef Watch programme, this is the cataclysm that has been feared since the first global bleaching occurred in 1998 .
NC mussel, in trouble, could get federal protection - News - Wilmington Star News - Wilmington, NC. The yellow lance’s population range has declined 57 percent in recent years, prompting federal regulators to propose designating it as threatened By Adam Wagner StarNews Staff RALEIGH -- A freshwater mussel native to North Carolina could soon be designated as a threatened species, according to the U.S.
Fish and Wildlife Service. The federal agency has proposed the yellow lance mussel, which is found in the Neuse and Tar river basins, be listed as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act. En 25 ans, la Terre a vu disparaitre 10% de ses espaces sauvages. These Pangolins Are The Most Magical Things You'll See All Day. Will These 'Walking Fish' Destroy Australian Ecosystems? We hear a lot about invasive species, but rarely does one make this big a splash.
Australians, brace yourself for the onslaught of the climbing perch. Yes, it’s a fish — but you’ve never seen a fish do things like this one can. Nature Alert - Participez! Climate change could drive 1-in-6 species to extinction. Cranking up the planetary heat is going to ratchet down the planet’s biodiversity, and new analysis suggests global warming could directly threaten 1-in-6 species with extinction if polluting practices continue unabated — up from about 3 percent today.
Scientists triggered alarm in 2004 when they warned in the journal Nature that climate change could drive 1 million varieties of plants and animals to extinction, but that was a rough estimate. In the decade since, researchers worldwide have been probing the dangers that could face individual species as climate change causes their ideal habitats to shift around them. Biodiversité, état des sols, pollution : l'environnement se dégrade en Europe.
Abeilles et apiculture (Questions, Réseaux & applications) Trop rares bonnes nouvelles. La biodiversité va mal : si l'on veut un futur soutenable, il faut agir avec force. Delphine Batho, ministre de l'Environnement, lors d'une conférence environnementale, le 15 septembre 2012 (WITT/SIPA).
L'Agence de la biodiversité est indispensable… maintenant ! Newsletter-summer-2014.pdf. « Jamais la condition des animaux n'a été aussi misérable » ASPAS : Association pour la Protection des Animaux Sauvages. How the threat to lions, leopards and wolves endangers us all. They are the planet's most prolific killers – and also some of nature's most effective protectors.
This is the stark conclusion of an international report that argues that lions, wolves, pumas, lynxes and other major carnivores play key roles in keeping ecosystems in balance. It also warns that the current depletion of numbers of major predators threatens to cause serious ecological problems across the globe. Cats Dissected at California High School. In June of this year, students at Newport Harbor High School in Orange County, California posted photos on Facebook of cat dissection in anatomy class.
They were not scientific photographs for learning you would expect in a classroom. Students were seen posing and smiling with mutilated cats. Videos were made and posted on Facebook. One showed a girl holding up the headless cat carcass, smiling and sticking out her tongue toward the cat. Le Brésil s’apprête à cloner des animaux en voie d’extinction. Le Brésil s’apprête à prendre des mesures radicales afin de lutter contre la disparition de certains animaux. Entre la pollution, la déforestation et le braconnage, plusieurs espèces ont vu leur nombre diminuer à une vitesse folle. Alors, en quoi consiste cette opération de clonage ? Après deux années de travail, les scientifiques du Brasilia Zoological Garden et de l’Agence Gouvernementale Brésilienne de Recherche Agricole, EMBRAPA, sont parvenus à récolter plus de 400 échantillons génétiques sur des animaux morts.
Photos - Bornéo : un orang-outan sauvé après avoir été criblé de 104 plombs de chasse. Avez-vous déjà partagé cet article? The McDonaldization of Life on Earth. The “McDonaldization” of the world continues apace. Newsletter-fall-2012.pdf (Objet application/pdf) Biodiversité : les entreprises européennes s'en moquent par nature. C’est bien « l’ampleur de l’indifférence » qui frappe dans l’étude sur les entreprises et la protection de la biodiversité publiée le 16 octobre. Appel à soutien - Jane Goodall demande à Air France de cesser de transporter des singes pour les laboratoires sur Newmanity. En mai dernier, Jane Goodall a adressé une lettre à Alexandre de Juniac, président-directeur-général d’Air France–KLM afin de mettre un terme au transport des animaux qui sont destinés aux laboratoires expérimentaux à travers le monde.
In France, Dogs Are Dumped When Locals Go on Vacation. Wild Animals Poisoned in Zimbabwe. Wild animals in protected parks are being killed by poachers placing poison in water holes. The poison is so potent, dumping it in a water hole just once might make even the mud toxic, and it lasts a very long time. The reason poachers have poisoned water holes in five game reserves appears to be that it kills elephants silently so that they can then steal their tusks to sell on the ivory black market. Poison kills the animals without making a sound like guns do, which could alert law enforcement to the illegal poaching. Even worse, five lions also drank the poisoned water and died, though they were left untouched by poachers, so officials reasoned their deaths were probably not intended. Rio+20 Red List Identifies 63,837 Threatened Species. This week, political leaders from around the world are gathered at the Rio+20 Summit to identify the path forward for our species.
For many, achieving a sustainable future for the human race first requires us to admit the other species we’ve pushed to the brink. Today in Rio, The International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) released its most recent Red List, a comprehensive index of the world’s most threatened species. The plants and animals assessed for the IUCN Red List are the bearers of genetic diversity and the building blocks of ecosystems, and information on their conservation status and distribution provides the foundation for making informed decisions about conserving biodiversity from local to global levels. Oil Sands Moving Caribou Out Of Their Boreal Habitat. The Boreal forest is very important in the world’s ecosystem. The forest stretches over 3,000 miles and is home to trees and wetlands that moderate our climate and purify the world’s air.
7 adorable animals imperiled by the Keystone XL pipeline. In its deliberations over the Keystone XL pipeline, the State Department is taking flak not just from picket-sign-wielding environmentalists, but also from within the ranks of the Obama administration. This spring the EPA slammed an environmental review as “insufficient” and called for major revisions. And Monday, ThinkProgress uncovered a letter [PDF] from the Interior Department, dated from April, that outlines the many and varied ways in which the pipeline could wreak havoc on plants and animals (not to mention dinosaurs) along its proposed route.
The letter calls particular attention to a line in the State Department’s most recent environmental impact assessment [PDF] that claims “the majority of the potential effects to wildlife resources are indirect, short term or negligible, limited in geographic extent, and associated with the construction phase of the proposed Project only.” PARIS - L' clairage public, une ombre au tableau pour la biodiversit. L'éclairage public a un côté obscur méconnu: il modifie non seulement le comportement individuel des insectes mais affecte aussi profondément la composition de leurs populations, de jour comme de nuit, révèle une étude qui s'inquiète de l'impact potentiel sur les écosystèmes. Selon des estimations récentes, l'éclairage public progresse en moyenne de 6% chaque année dans le monde, notamment en raison de l'urbanisation galopante.
Et pourtant, les chercheurs n'ont qu'une connaissance limitée des conséquences de cette lumière artificielle sur l'environnement, révèle l'étude, publiée mercredi dans la revue Biology Letters de l'Académie des sciences britannique. Les biologistes savent qu'elle a des effets notables sur différentes formes de vie (végétaux, insectes, mammifères nocturnes, etc.), leur organisme et leur comportement individuel. Photos - Le serpent le plus rare du monde re-découvert. Deux créatures rarissimes repérées dans un lac au Mexique.
Private Landowners May Be Forced to Kill Prairie Dogs.
Mammifères (nos frères) Oiseaux.