Endangered Species – GBRI
 

Human activity is pushing thousands of species to the brink of extinction, and Dahl’s toad-head turtle is one of them. These turtles are found in ponds and small brooks in forests exclusively in the Caribbean region on Columbia’s Atlantic Coast. However, agriculture, cattle farming, and construction have destroyed this species’ natural habitat and pushed it […]

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A recent report issued by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) on oceans and the cryosphere stated that the Arctic ice is melting at a much faster pace than expected by scientists, and this spells doom for the already endangered polar bear populations. This year’s annual minimum of the Arctic sea ice tied with the second-lowest […]

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According to an extensive new research that looked at 529 different bird species, scientists have found that over the last 50 years, North America has witnessed a 29% decline in the number of birds. When put in figures, this number is close to 3 billion. The news has shocked bird watchers and conservationists. “We saw […]

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In a development that has sent ripples of concern among animal conservationists, South Africa recently managed to get permission to double the black rhino trophy hunting. Ironically, the country said that the money raised therefrom will go towards supporting conservation of the critically endangered species. The decision was made at the Convention on International Trade in […]

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As a child, almost all of us have stared in awe as fireflies lit the summer nights with their enchanting glow. However, it is very much possible that our future generations will not be lucky enough to experience the same magical feeling. That is because fireflies are on the verge of extinction, just like millions […]

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Despite criticism from environmentalists and animal conservationists across the globe, Japan will resume commercial whaling after more than 30 years. The fisheries ministry said it would start issuing permits for hunts on July 1. “But the starting date is subject to decisions of the whalers, weather and other conditions.” Although Japan claims its last commercial hunt […]

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Almost 60% of the world’s primate population is on the verge of going extinct, and you and I are responsible for it. How? Let me explain. Every time we buy products containing palm oil or say beef from South America or soy, we are contributing to activities that result in large scale destruction of the […]

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The Australian Koala Foundation has reported that koala bears – an iconic symbol of Australia, the only place in the world where they are found – have become ‘functionally extinct’. There are just 80,000 koalas left in the wild and experts fear there aren’t enough breeding adults left to support another generation of the pouched mammals. […]

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